"I’m hearing a lot of things about the squad’s lack of character… Do you think that Toulalan, Raggi, Subasic, Moutinho, Subasic, Dirar (...) lack character? Those are the players who play the most. Seventy percent of the squad is the same as last season. I don’t know if someone is trying to stir up problems in the squad and use journalists to get this kind of thing out there, but there are no problems."
"It’s normal that the atmosphere is not as good when results aren’t going so well. You saw that when Carrillo scored yesterday, all the players went to congratulate him, which just goes to show how good the mood is. You often come to training, you can see for yourselves that the mood in the squad is normal. It saddens me to see this kind of thing going around."
⚽“After the goal, the group showed Carrillo all their support and confidence!” L.Jardim https://t.co/iQsyc1bz9A— AS MONACO (@AS_Monaco) 3 December 2015
"I’m hearing things that aren’t true. I have to protect the players. If they’re good pros, if they work hard and act responsibly, you have to say so. If I don’t deny what’s untrue today, it will become true tomorrow."