Ajax and AZ Alkmaar finished level on points in the Eredivisie standings before the COVID-19 stalemate. The Dutch federation has left the title vacant, something Hakim Ziyech disagrees with.
“Now that there’s no football, they’re getting crazier every day. Like that argument about whether Ajax or AZ should be champions. What a load of nonsense, we’re on top. Those stories about whether AZ deserves more because they beat us twice are nonsense. Now the goal difference doesn’t count anymore? It’s a lie, of course. How did PSV win the league in 2007? Exactly, by one goal,” he explained in ‘AD’.
The Dutch winger was emphatic: “It’s true that we’re not officially champions. I would have preferred it to be decided on the pitch too, but if you have to choose a champion, that’s Ajax.”
The future Chelsea player received a heartfelt message from his mum ahead of his departure to Chelsea.