"Bayer did a lot of pressing in the first half, their physical strength upset our rhythm. They were on top at that point, but they failed to score. Then we turned things around. They weren't able to keep up their pressing game in the second half, and physically we finished the game better. We looked better on the ball, too. The two teams' performances went in opposite directions as the match progressed."
L.Jardim: "This morning, the club President delivered a message of confidence and support to the team and the staff." #ASMEAG— AS MONACO (@AS_Monaco) 19 September 2014
"The President was here this week for the UEFA Champions League game, and then today he visited training. That's very important for the team. His message was the same as the Vice-President's message, a message of confidence and support to the coaches, the players and the backroom staff in general."
L.Jardim: "You have to prepare the youngsters and give them time to show they are ready to start games." #ASMEAG— AS MONACO (@AS_Monaco) 19 September 2014
"The win over Leverkusen will give the team confidence, but if we're not at 100% against Guingamp on Sunday, things will be very difficult. Often players are focused on the more glamorous games, less so on the games that don't attract the same kind of media interest. But if we want to keep playing in these big European fixtures, we need to maintain the same levels of concentration in Ligue 1 as in the UEFA Champions League."
"I was in Florence yesterday to watch Guingamp against Fiorentina in the Europa League. I don't think they'll be tired on Sunday, French sides are physically well prepared."