Chelsea bound Hakim Ziyech reduced to tears by his mother’s message during Ajax farewell. He revealed that he would have long quit the game without her.
Hakim Ziyech, Ajax’s player of the season for the third time running, has bid adieu to the club in the most anticlimactic of fashions. With the Eredivisie declared null and void last month, his time as an Ajax player has come to a close.
However, despite not getting the chance to bid farewell to the club amongst the players and supporters of the club, he was brought to the Tuschinski movie theatre where he watched highlights from his four years at Ajax alongside messages from team-mates past and present in a video titled ‘Wizard of AMS’.
Chelsea bound Hakim Ziyech reduced to tears by his mother’s message during Ajax farewell
The video featured former and current Ajax players such as Bertrand Traore and Daley Blind among many. Ziyech watched the entire video with a smile on his face. However, upon viewing a personalised clip of his mother, the 27-year old broke down.
“I’m really happy for you that you will go to London. Do your best, take good care, and behave like a gentleman. I love you and I am proud of you. Good luck in London.”
An emotional Ziyech reacted, saying:
“Of course, I know what I’m doing it for. It’s the words your mother often says to you. My mother.
“She’s a proud woman. I can see that she’s proud although she tries to hide it. Just knowing the hard life that she’s had, you know.
“She came here at a young age and raised nine kids. Eight or nine. Lost her husband too soon. And then you’re on your own. It’s all for her.
“I do it [play football] because I love it, but it’s all for her. If it wasn’t for her, I’d have quit football a long time ago.”
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