The pair are now celebrating winning the Scudetto this week.
“Inter have created a great project to win this championship and I'm very proud to have been able to help make the history of the club," Hakimi told Onda Cero.
“Conte has put me to work defensively, and I really appreciate this, because I have improved.
“He's a demanding coach who works a lot on tactics. He told me he was close to signing for Real Madrid, but then the negotiations broke down."