Morocco’s Achraf Hakimi Says He is ‘Better Player’

Achraf Hakimi. Photo Credit: GETTY IMAGES

Rabat – Moroccan international football player Achraf Hakimi is proud of the skills he acquired since the beginning of his career.

The 20-year old football player told sports news outlet AS about his goals, achievements, and future plans.

Hakimi, who plays for Germany’s Borussia Dortmund, said he is proud of what he has achieved so far.

“I’m now a different Achraf,” he said.

When asked about his performance in the Bundesliga, the international player said that he “brought” his style to German football.

“I brought my style of play and my ideas on the game when I came, but I also know I had to improve a lot.”

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He is also proud of the achievement and improvement he has experienced with Dortmund.

“And ever since I arrived, I’ve felt like, bit by bit, I’ve been doing just that.”

He also described himself as a better player, getting “regular football, playing week in, week out and really enjoying myself.”

The Moroccan player said that confidence is the key to better performance.

Speaking about his impressive performance in his last game with Dortmund against  Slavia Prague on the Champions League, the football player said that he was delighted to help the team to win.

“It’s a tough group,” he said.

Hakimi scored two goals in the match.

“Those two goals are for my partner [th actor Hiba Abouk] and the baby we’re expecting. We always talk before games,” Hakimi said.

The football player revealed that he promised his girlfriend that he would score a goal and dedicate it to his unborn baby and his partner.

“Well, in the end, they got one each,” he said.

Last week, Hakimi announced his girlfriend’s pregnancy via Instagram.

“Yesterday I promised my lady that I would go out on the field with a clear objective: to score a goal to dedicate to our future baby. The joy and enthusiasm pushed me to score not one, but two. Thanks to Hiba Abouk for making me feel the best feeling that can exist, and for being my life partner and my best friend! I love you!” wrote the football player in Spanish.

Hakimi is both a key player for Morocco’s national team and for Borussia Dortmund. Dortmund’s captain and teammate Marco Reus said that Hakimi is a “weapon” for the German club.

“He’s incredibly fast. He played sensationally, that first goal was really outstanding,” Reus said after the win.