Achraf Hakimi: Santiago Solari deserves Real Madrid chance

Borussia Dortmund loanee Achraf Hakimi is ‘delighted’ that Santiago Solari has been given the opportunity to Coach Real Madrid.

The Moroccan defender is on loan at the Bundesliga club but was coached by Solari through Madrid’s Castilla side and has given the interim coach his approval.

“I’m very familiar with Solari, I’m delighted he has been afforded this role at Real Madrid,” Achraf told Marca, as cited by Cadena Cope.

“I think he matches the criteria to Coach the first-team at Madrid and I am sure that if it is permanent, it will prove to be the right move.

“He is popular and will bring the intensity that the team needs.

“Julen Lopetegui? I am surprised by how little time he was allowed, I think all the players were and we all believed in him.

“My loan move? It is working so far, it is a big challenge for me of course but I am very glad that I took the chance.

“Carvajal and Mayoral (who both played in Germany before) helped persuade me to come here.”

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