Achraf Hakimi had things to say about some of his teammates, both in selection and in the club. In an interview with Alkass Channel, the Moroccan international returned to the case of players banned from selection including Hakim Ziyech and Noussair Mazraoui and took the opportunity to send a strong message to his friend, Kylian Mbappé.
A few days before the gathering of the Atlas Lions in anticipation of the friendly match against the United States for the preparations for the 2022 World Cup and the qualifiers for the CAN 2023, Achraf Hakimi spoke about the situation in the national team, marked by the conflict between coach Vahid Halilhodzic and certain “banned” players such as Noussair Mazraoui and Hakim Ziyech.
If for the first, the situation could well change, the second as for him, remains a big question mark. Indeed, the Bosnian technician met Mazraoui in Amsterdam to try to convince him to return to the national team after having announced his decision not to participate in the play-offs of the World Cup.
The two men posed together with the flag of Morocco, which suggests that the Moroccan international has decided to return to the national team.
For Hakimi, the door would remain open to top players who would like to return. “Conflicts are things that can happen in selection. Things that need to be seen with the coach. What I want is for the best players to come and play for the national team. The door remains open to the best players available and willing to come. This will be good news for us, because it will be good to achieve our goals and especially to defend the colors of the country. In any case, if they wish to come, they will always be welcome. did he declare.
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In another register, the PSG defender spoke about the future of Kylian Mbappé with whom he quickly befriended. The former Borussia Dortmund player has expressed his wish to see him stay at the Parc des Princes rather than commit to Real Madrid.
“I hope Mbappé stays in the team because he’s a great player, but he’s the one who decides, and I wish him success wherever he goes,” he commented.
During the same interview, the Moroccan did not fail to recall all his affection for his training club, Real Madrid “Real Madrid is the club that gave me a chance and I learned everything from them when I was young. I owe everything to Real Madrid, it’s my home and I will always love it (…) I will always be grateful to Real Madrid. We’ll see what happens in the future.” , dropped the right side of PSG. An explicit and unfiltered declaration of love that can raise questions about his future in the French capital.