How are things going after two weeks back at work?
This is a very important time for the team, when the players need to adapt to new ways of working, and to the backroom staff. It’s a chance to take on board new ideas, and we’d like to play a more offensive, more technical game.
What are you expecting from this first friendly game?
The first priority is to see all the players in action. We’ll be using a full team of substitutes at half-time so we can get a look at everyone. The next aim is to start passing on some ideas about how we want to play for this first match. It will mark the start of a new kind of approach to the game for AS Monaco.
Can you tell us more about your working methods ?
I have a holistic approach. We work on the physical, technical and tactical sides all at the same time. We believe it’s more productive to do physical work with the ball, rather than analytically. The players are more motivated to run when they’re doing what they love, which is playing football! The squad have been working with the ball at all times. Intensity and quality are key.