In an interview published in Nice-Matin on Tuesday morning, Prince Albert II praised the work of President Rybolovlev and hailed AS Monaco's "positive" results. Quotes below.
"They are very good. I want to thank Mr Rybolovlev for his management of AS Monaco. Vadim Vasilyev oversees the day to day administration of the club very well and ensures it is run smoothly. I appreciate being consulted about important decisions. We haven't yet touched on the issue of this close season."
"I would like us to maintain the objective of finishing in the top three in the league. It's very important for getting into Europe. I would also like to see us win a national cup and have a better run in the Champions League. Overall, this season was positive. AS Monaco achieved the objective set, which was to finish in the top three places in the French league and qualify for the Champions League."
"For the club, it's important to think about financial stewardship, securing income when television rights, merchandising and ticket sales are not enough to fill the coffers (...) When a player wants to leave, it's difficult to hold on to him. So I can't criticise that policy, especially given that it is currently working out well for us. Monaco is successfully bringing through young talents, now we need to hold on to them for a while."