After taking part in the morning training session, Alain Traoré and Matheus joined Leonardo Jardim in the press room as the manager finished his customary pre-match conference ahead of the Coupe de la Ligue semi-final clash with SC Bastia.
The journalists got the chance to put their first questions to the two newest Monegasques, whose delight and enthusiasm at arriving in the Principality was clear for all to see.
#AlainTraoré: "When Monaco contacted me, I felt honoured that the club was giving me my chance."— AS MONACO (@AS_Monaco) 2 February 2015
#Matheus: "I'm very happy to be here, it's a childhood dream to come to a club like this"— AS MONACO (@AS_Monaco) 2 February 2015
When asked a few minutes earlier whether the new pair might feature in the squad to face Bastia, Leonardo Jardim didn't rule out the possibility.
After answering the reporters' questions and posing for photos with the shirt, the two players spoke to AS Monaco TV. You can see the interviews on Tuesday in episode ten of L'Émission.