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Hachraf Hakimi during the Champions Trophy, in Tel -Aviv, August 1 1303. – EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP For its official premiere under the jersey of PSG on the occasion of the Champions Trophy against Lille, Achraf Hakimi had a bittersweet evening on Sunday night. If the former Inter player was undoubtedly the best Parisian on the pitch despite the defeat of his family , he was also the target of whistles throughout the evening from a large part of the Israeli public present in the stands of Bloomfield Tel Aviv Stadium.
Involved, most likely, a tweet published last May in which the Moroccan international wrote “#FreePalestine” at a time of renewed tensions in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict , making close to 300 dead, of which 250 in the Gaza Strip alone between mid-April and the end of May. #FreePalestine 💔🙏🏾🤲🏽 – achrafhakimi (@AchrafHakimi) May , 2021 PSG was not hot to play in Tel Aviv Asked at this subject in press conference, Mauricio Pochettino admitted to talking to his player “about having to stay focused on the game”. “And that’s what he did. He remained focused, his performance was good ”, explained the Argentinian technician without addressing the reasons for these whistles by the Israeli public. According to our colleagues from Parisian , the choice of the LFP to play this match at Tel- Aviv would also have raised some questions within the PSG, owned by Qatar, which had announced a donation of 310 millions of dollars to help rebuild Gaza after the Israeli bombings. The management of the club, however, did not go so far as to ask the League to change the place of the meeting. 1391671762912387073