"We're not ready for the league yet. We've only played half of our pre-season friendlies. We're starting to put our ideas together for the coming season."
"We have a very good group of personnel here at AS Monaco, both in terms of the players and the coaching staff. The players have responded positively to what I'm trying to put in place and my footballing philosophy."
THE TRANSFER WINDOW
"We'll need to strengthen if we're going to meet our objectives. That's a certainty. We'd like to put a full squad together as soon as possible. I know the board are doing everything necessary to ensure we have an even more competitive team."
"I understand the supporters' concern about the arrival of new signings. We're looking for the best solutions at the moment. The board is fully aware of this and is working on it."
"I think Radamel Falcao will be able to play a part next weekend in the Emirates Cup where we'll be facing Valencia and Arsenal. He's in the final stages of recovery."
THE ROLE OF THE COACH
"One of the coach's roles is to teach the players, and explain the setup they should be playing in. To do that, we need to help the players develop in order to correct their mistakes."
"The most important thing is to have a squad of 17, 18 or 19 competitive players to meet our objectives, not just 11 players."