Watch: Antonio Conte goes crazy with Achraf Hakimi after he wins throw-in
The prospect of closing in on Inter Milan‘s first Scudetto clearly means a lot to Antonio Conte, who grabbed Achraf Hakimi for an intense celebration in the closing stages of their 2-1 victory over Parma.
Conte’s men moved six points clear of city rivals AC Milan at the top of the Serie A table following the hard-fought victory and, perhaps more importantly, 10 points clear of his former club, perennial champions Juventus.
The Italian coach delivered the first three of Juve’s nine straight league titles over the past decade, but he’s now revelling in ending their decade of dominance.
Two goals from Alexis Sanchez, the second courtesy of an outrageous assist from Romelu Lukaku, helped deliver three points at the Stadio Ennio Tardini.
In the final minute of injury time, Hakimi defended diligently to stop an opposition counter-attack, making his man run the ball out of play by where the Inter boss was stood on the touchline.
The reaction was pure Conte, grabbing the Moroccan’s face and shouting some passionate words of encouragement.