Paris Saint-Germain right-back Achraf Hakimi says that he was left surprised by the behaviour of Lionel Messi in the dressing room describing him as a simple person.
Messi had joined PSG this summer following Barcelona’s inability to extend his 21-year career in La Liga due to financial constraints.
Messi is yet to score a goal for the French side, but his teammates Hakimi hailed him.
“For Messi to leave Barça, like everyone else, I didn’t expect it. A dream for me! I played with many great players and the only one I missed was Messi! I am proud to evolve with such a good footballer,” he told French outlet L’Equipe.
“To progress, I will pay attention to how he trains, how he plays. It will grow the team and each of the players that make it up. We speak the same language, in addition, little by little we are getting to know each other.
“Building a technical relationship with him is easy! I give him the ball, I run and he will put it where it belongs! (Laughs) I was surprised by the way he behaved, he is simple, quiet.”
Messi, a six-time Ballon d’Or winner, shocked the sports world when he decided to leave Barcelona, after 21 years.