'Speak the truth then' - Hakim Ziyech breaks silence after being accused of unacceptable behaviour

‘Speak the truth then’ – Hakim Ziyech breaks silence after being accused of unacceptable behaviour

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Hakim Ziyech has targeted his Morocco head coach in the wake of being blamed for ‘unacceptable’ behaviour.

Vahid Halilhodzic dropped the Chelsea star from his crew for World Cup qualifiers against Sudan and Guinea.

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The purpose for the choice was not quickly clear with Ziyech, 28, back from a new shoulder injury and the scenes not being on the UK’s red rundown for movement.

Yet, Halilhodzic, 69, then, at that point affirmed that the player had shown up later than expected for past international obligation, would not play, and set an awful model for more youthful players.

Ziyech, who has 35 caps and 16 goals for Morocco, posted his answer on his Instagram stories.

He expressed: “Next time when you speak, SPEAK THE TRUTH THEN…!!! [sic]”

Accompanying the jibe was a clown-face emoji and it was not the first Ziyech has sent in his manager’s direction.


After being left out of the squad, the midfielder posted a laughing-face emoji which many took as a response to his situation.

Morocco head coach had earlier fumed that “Ziyech’s behaviour in the last two matches, especially the last one, was not that of a national team player..

“As a leader of the team, he has to be a positive role model.

“He arrived late, and then even refused to work. There was no point in discussing it afterwards – as a coach the answer is right there to see.

“For me the national team comes above everything. Nobody can hold it hostage.

“For the first time in my career I have seen behaviour that disappoints me.


“A player who refuses to play a game, admittedly a friendly, on the pretext that he is injured.

“The medical staff made several examinations, and said he was fit to play.

“He then refused to warm up in the second-half, because he was disappointed to be a substitute.

“For me that type of behaviour is unacceptable. You can’t cheat with the national team.

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