‘Great shout’: Ryan Sessegnon and Matt Doherty put 24-year-old Tottenham target in their best World Cup XI
It’s a tough task with plenty of world class stars to choose from, but the team they put together is extraordinary.
Sessegnon and Doherty then pick PSG full-back and Tottenham target Achraf Hakimi at right-back.
The 24-year-old is one of the world’s most exciting right-backs, and clearly has two fans in Sessegnon and Doherty.
However, a deal was impossible to negotiate in the summer, and the Moroccan ended up staying in Paris.
Spurs did sign a right-back in youngster Djed Spence, although he’s yet to be given a chance under Conte.
Hakimi is a completely different level to the young wing-back, and would be another genuinely world-class player in the squad.
Sessegnon and Doherty pick Hakimi in World Cup XI
The pair had used up plenty of the biggest nations with their selections already before reaching the right-back position.
The Irishman said: “OK, right back. Hakimi?” to which Sessegnon replies, “Great shout. It’s a very attacking team.”
Hakimi has had a brilliant career despite being just 24 years old.
Having started out at Real Madrid, he’s already played for Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan and now PSG.
He only needs to make the move to the Premier League to complete the set of playing in all of Europe’s top five leagues.
Antonio Conte may be hoping he can convince Hakimi to make the move to north London in the future.
He’s already got a fan in Emerson Royal, who has previously watched clips of Hakimi to try and improve.
Sessegnon and Doherty picking Hakimi shows he’s well respected within the game as well.
He could end up taking the Irishman’s place in the squad if Conte finally does get his man.
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