Snatched from Inter Milan for nearly €70m in 2021, Achraf Hakimi landed in Paris crowned with the status of a world leader in his position.
And his debut in Red and Blue also tended to confirm this status, especially in the statistics.
The Madrid native, however, quickly seemed cramped, under glass, limited, whether in a four or five-man defense, under Mauricio Pochettino or Christophe Galtier.
Last year, he started well, in a momentum after the transfer.
Afterwards, he had more difficult times.
It was a season of adaptation
,” said his great friend Kylian Mbappé last September, swearing that the Moroccan had returned “
with other intentions, another daily requirement.
for its second season.
Imagining Hakimi as "
one of the first beneficiaries of the transition to three-man defense
", Bondy's crack summed up his thought as follows: "
He can do better
Except that it was in a four-man defense that he shone from…
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