Achraf Hakimi: 'The whole team wanted to win'

The Paris Saint-Germain coach was with goalscorer Achraf Hakimi to speak to PSGTV about the victory against Toulouse in matchday 22 of Ligue 1.


« On a eu un début de match difficile avec la blessure de Renato assez rapidement, don"Exactly, we had a tough start to the match with Renato's injury early on. I decided to bring on El Chadaille very quickly who's been showing for many weeks that he's Ligue 1 level. Unfortunately after his first little foul we conceded. We knew Toulouse's quality from set pieces. They are one of the most dangerous teams in Ligue 1 from set pieces. But overall we controlled the game. We had to get back on level terms and take risks against a very compact defence. In that sense, Achraf, as he did against Montpellier even though the goal was ruled out, this time did it with his left foot.

Then the second half was much better for us going forward even though we needed to be careful of the balance of the team. Marqui and Chad, who I think won the ball most today, were great center backs today, one young and one with experience were able to stop the Toulouse counter attacks. We were able thanks to Leo's quality and his determination to take the team to victory and win in a game that seemed like we should have won."


"These are not easy matches at the moment, but the whole team wanted to win and we showed our personalities. We showed courage to win the three points. After the World Cup, I tried to do what I did with Morocco. I feel free, confident and I hope to continue like that to help the team. My goal and assist? I did my job by helping the team. I hope I can carry on like this. Now we're thinking about Marseille."