'Lionel Messi is simple and quiet' - Achraf Hakimi on the six-time Ballon d'Or award winner

Arjun Singh Devgan
Achraf Hakimi and Lionel Messi joined PSG in the summer
Achraf Hakimi and Lionel Messi joined PSG in the summer / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Paris Saint-Germain star, Achraf Hakimi has admitted that he was surprised by Argentina icon, Lionel Messi's behaviour, revealing that the striker is is "simple and quiet" in the dressing room.

Messi who moved to PSG in the summer in what was one of the biggest transfers in football history, is yet to open his account on the pitch for his new club and Hakimi has been taken aback by his reserved character away from the pitch.

"Building a technical relationship with him is easy! I give him the ball, I run and he will put it where it belongs! I was surprised by the way he behaved, he is simple, quiet. For Messi to leave Barca, like everyone else, I didn't expect it, and when I heard you were coming here, what can I say? A dream for me!," he told L'Equipe.

"I played with many great players and the only one I missed was Messi! I am proud to evolve with such a good footballer. To progress, I will pay attention to how he trains, how he plays. It will grow the team and each of the players that make it up. We speak the same language, in addition, little by little we are getting to know each other."

Messi's move to PSG has led many to call them as favourites to win the Champions League this season, and it will be interesting to see how he performs as the campaign progresses.