You've been made club captain this season. As a player who's come through the ranks here, that must make you proud.
Very proud. I wasn't necessarily expecting it, as there are a lot of experienced players in the dressing room. Perhaps it's because I've been with AS Monaco such a long time - this will be my tenth season here. Of course, it's not an end in itself. The crucial thing is to keep playing, doing an important job for the club. I'll carry on working hard, so I can play as many games as possible and perform to the very best of my ability.
The squad seems more together than ever this season…
We're happy to be playing together at the club. Last year, we had a lot of new faces but there was already a good atmosphere. This season, we're following the same path. We'll try and do some things together off the pitch, like restaurants. We did that the year we were in Ligue 2. It really brings the squad together. And that's reflected on the pitch, where we play with more harmony.
On a personal level, from your first days as a pro to where you are now, how do you think you have developed?
My game is developing constantly. It's not necessarily that I've peaked, more that I've matured over the years. The first six months of last season were a difficult time for me, but it was character-building. It was an example to me. In life, you always have to work hard, keep asking questions of yourself. My development has actually been pretty consistent since I came through the Academy. I've never been the best, but I've always been good at what I do.