PSG: What Hakimi said about Messi after assist to Neymar


Paris Saint-Germain full-back, Achraf Hakimi has praised teammate Lionel Messi following his assist for Neymar Jr. against Brest.

PSG recorded a narrow 1-0 win against Brest in Saturday’s Ligue 1 tie to maintain their unbeaten status this season.

Messi’s incredible assist for Neymar was the highlight of the match.

The former Barcelona captain picked up the ball from midfield and lobbed it for Neymar, who slotted the ball into the far corner to give PSG all three points against Brest.

The PSG squad, particularly the attackers, have been questioned for their lack of cohesion among each other.

It all began with a reported feud between Neymar and Kylian Mbappe over a penalty during a French Ligue 1 encounter this season.

However, Hakimi does not doubt Messi’s lack of cohesion in the team and his assist at the weekend was the perfect example of that.

Speaking after their win over Brest, Hakimi said at his post-match press conference:

“When I make the call and Leo [Messi] does not give it, it’s because he has seen that there is another player to whom he can pass.

“This is not a problem. That is how today he made the pass to Neymar and we took the three points.”