NEWS
Saturday October 17 2020
Hakimi: 'An honour to be at Inter'

Achraf Hakimi considers it ‘an honour to be part of a legendary club like Inter’ and spoke to Antonio Conte and Javier Zanetti before signing.

The wing-back was something of a surprise purchase from Real Madrid for €40m after his successful loan spell at Borussia Dortmund.

He goes into his first Milan Derby at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“It is an honour to be part of a legendary club like Inter,” Hakimi told beIN Sports.

“So many greats have played here at San Siro and it’s a real privilege to wear the jersey. I want to prove that the club was right to trust me.

“I’m very happy to discover this new league and I’m sure that I will learn and improve so much here.”

The 21-year-old Morocco international sought advice from Inter legend Zanetti after arriving in Milan.

“I spoke to Zanetti when I signed the contract and he’s a real icon of Inter. I so hope that I can follow in his footsteps.

“I also talked to the coach before signing and we immediately got along well. Conte said he really likes the way I play and that was an important part of my decision to come here. It’s crucial to know the coach really wants you.”

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