A magnificent free-kick from Achraf Hakimi provided the much-needed victory for Morocco who had a lot to do to avoid repeating its previous failure in the Can 2019 round of 16. The PSG player whose presence changed the game said he will talk to Messi about it.
Achraf Hakimi, named man of the match, is unquestionably the hero of Morocco’s 2-1 victory over Malawi on Tuesday, January 25, advancing the Atlas Lions to the quarter-finals of the African Cup des Nations.
Still the author of a sublime free-kick during this match, Paris-Saint-right-back Germain’s demonstrated his qualities as a striker in this area during the competition, having already distinguished himself in this exercise against Gabon in the pool.
After the meeting, his teammate in the selection, SCO player Sofiane Boufal from Angers, did not hesitate to highlight his teammate, even translating the journalist’s questions for him. The sequence, which can be seen in the video below, resulted in a tasty exchange between the two players.
First complimented by Sofiane Boufal on his magnificent free kicks, which “he never works on in training,” Hakimi is then questioned by the journalist on his ambitions to become, perhaps, the PSG’s official free-kick taker, despite the tough competition in this role, which includes stars such as Lionel Messi, Neymar, Kylian Mbappé, and Angel Di Maria.
#PlusDeCAN2021 🌍 – 🗣 “Je vais en parler avec Messi et Neymar !”
👉 L’échange génial entre Sofiane Boufal et Achraf Hakimi 🇲🇦 après #MARMWI ! 😂
— CANAL+ SPORT Afrique (@cplussportafr) January 25, 2022
Sofiane Boufal then insists that Hakimi responds with a resounding yes to the prospect of imposing himself to take free kicks at PSG. “I’ll try to talk about it with Leo Messi and Neymar,” he finally let go of the Moroccan.
BEST RB IN THE WORLD.
GOOD NIGHT GUYS. 👋🏽
— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) January 25, 2022
Before hearing the echoes of Messi and Neymar in Paris, Achraf Hakimi can be satisfied with the reaction of Kylian Mbappé, who was visibly impressed by the Moroccan’s formidable right foot, “Achraf Hakimi, best right back in the world.” “Good night, guys,” he wrote on Twitter to congratulate his PSG teammate.
The Moroccan team has qualified for the CAN 2022 quarter-finals and must now await their opponent. The Atlas Lions will play the winner of the Côte d’Ivoire-Egypt match on January 30, which is scheduled for this Wednesday, January 26.