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‘I always tried to assist him’ Hakimi on playing with Ronaldo

Achraf Hakimi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid Training
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Achraf Hakimi says he always tried to learn from Cristiano Ronaldo during their time at Real Madrid.

Just after helping them to their record 13th Champions League victory, Cristiano Ronaldo fled Real Madrid for new challenges, as he put it. And Achraf Hakimi, whose time overlapped with some of Ronaldo’s time at the Spanish capital, says he had a great experience working with the Portuguese superstar.

Achraf Hakimi joined the Real Madrid first-team rising through the ranks of their prestigious youth academy La Fabricia. In 2018, the Moroccan signed a two-year deal to join Borussia Dortmund on loan.

Recently, Hakimi has recalled his time with Los Blancos. The 21-year old praised the club legend Cristiano Ronaldo while mentioning that he always looked to provide assists to him.

“He is an incredibly good player,” Hakimi said in an exclusive interview with DAZN as per Goal.

“Playing with one of the best players in the world is an incredible experience. I really enjoyed it and always tried to assist goals for him.

“He talked a lot to me and gave me good tips. I loved listening to him and trying to learn as much from him as possible and to learn certain things.”