It was slightly surprising to see Borussia Dortmund dominating the Bundesliga in the first half of the season. Under Swiss coach Lucien Favre Dortmund were not only successful but also playing beautiful football, led by stars such as Paco Alcacer, Axel Witsel, Marco Reusand the young Jadon Sancho.

Sancho is still playing to an extremely high level, while Reus is injured and Alcacer has stopped scoring. However, another player who is important to Borussia Dortmund’s success is the full-back, Achraf Hakimi. The Real Madrid loanee had a great half year at Dortmundand looks like another highly talented prospect for the European champions. Similar to the rest of the team he is fighting against a drop in personal form. Nevertheless, it is time to take a look at Hakimi, but not because of his talent.

In this article I want to discuss the role of the full-back. Hakimi is one of the only full-backs who can play on both wings without any problems. Usually, the young Moroccan prefers to play on the right side due to the fact that he is right-footed. However, Lucien Favre has used him as a left-back quite often due to injuries or a lack of quality in that position.

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