Revival of Achraf Hakimi Under PSG’s Coach Luis Enrique
Hakimi’s Struggles and Triumphs
After signing with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in the summer of 2021, Moroccan right-back Achraf Hakimi faced a series of ups and downs. However, under the mentorship of coach Luis Enrique, Hakimi’s fortunes seem to be looking up. His entourage reveals that he now feels “liberated” and is “happy” to express himself on the field. This is a stark contrast to the autumn of 2021, during the Classique OM – PSG (0-0) match, where Hakimi was expelled due to a regrettable tactical disorganization. Dissatisfied with the team’s structure, which seemed split into two sections, Hakimi’s performance level dipped alarmingly, reflecting his discontent.
A Tumultuous Journey
Hakimi’s reputation suffered a significant blow when he was indicted for rape in the previous season, which drastically affected his confidence. This distress was visible in his performance on the field. Yet, the arrival of Luis Enrique as the new coach of PSG on July 5th appears to have breathed new life into Hakimi. Enrique made tactical changes, repositioning Hakimi and providing more diverse directives regarding his impact on the game. These shifts boosted Hakimi’s performance, and he seems to be thriving in his new role.
According to Hakimi’s camp, he feels “liberated” and “happy” at PSG. His enhanced performance under Luis Enrique’s coaching and alterations in his role on the field have significantly contributed to this newfound satisfaction and confidence. PSG’s latest 4-0 thrashing of Marseille under Enrique’s guidance paints a promising picture of Hakimi’s future with the team.
Enrique’s arrival as coach has delivered some refreshing changes to PSG’s approach to the game. His tactics and style of coaching have introduced a different focus to the team’s play, resulting in positive outcomes. A testament to his influence is the team’s recent victory over Marseille, which was described as a “perfect evening”. Enrique’s ability to keep the team focused and united has laid the groundwork for a potentially successful season.
Hakimi’s Bright Future
Under Enrique’s guidance, Hakimi has the potential to reach new heights in his career. His performance in recent matches has shown marked improvement, and he appears to be more content and confident on the field. It’s safe to say that Hakimi’s journey with PSG is taking a positive turn, and it will be interesting to see how he continues to develop under Enrique’s expertise.
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