He is in great fomr at the moment. Already involved in seven goals with the Rouge et Blanc since the start of the season in the league (5 goals, 2 assists), Aleksandr Golovin is a major asset in Adi Hütter’s system. Named MVP of the Monégasques last match at the Stade Louis-II against Brest (2-0), the playmaker spoke to the press, two days before a visit from Montpellier (Sunday, 3 p.m.). 🎙
On the loss in Paris
It was a difficult match for us, because we faced one of the best teams in the world. They played very well, had chances like us, but we made too many individual errors which led to goals.
Now this match is behind us, even if we watched it back to see what went wrong and learn from our mistakes so as not to repeat them. We are now focused on this weekend’s match against Montpellier.
The best form of his career?
It’s pretty simple to explain it for me. When the team plays well, it makes sense that I am in the best conditions to perform. We have played a lot of good matches this season, we are very good offensively. So this is one of the reasons why I have good statistics, whether in terms of goals or assists.
Premier but en Rouge & Blanc 😍
— AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) November 6, 2023
Then it’s true that I’m in great shape physically, even if I was already in great shape last season. I am working more on and off the field, it’s also harder in training. I feel that I have to give more than before, in particular to support and help our young players and give them confidence.
Moving past his injuries?
Over the past year and a half, I have worked a lot to reduce and prevent the muscular problems that I may have had in the past. This continued this season with good physical preparation and numerous friendly matches, which also explains my current form.
I always try to stay sharp to perform well on the field. Honestly, I didn’t change much in my personal life, because I was already focused on football. But once again I worked more on the athletic level to stay away from injuries.
A visit from Montpellier
They are a difficult competitor, because every time we faced them, they were difficult to play, especially last season here. They are physically tough, play well and get forward quickly, in addition to pressing high. We obviously want to win this match to bounce back after the defeat in Paris. But we will have to put in a serious display.
Travailler pour repartir de l'avant ✊
— AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) November 28, 2023
More challenging results
We started very well at the start of the season, and now it’s been a little more difficult, it’s true. But it’s football! Sometimes there are ups and downs in a season. But the time has come to get back on the path to victory this weekend.
The Top 5 in Ligue 1
It’s difficult to say why we haven’t had have more success against them. Even though we still won against Olympique de Marseille. Even in Lille, I remember the match well and we deserved at least a draw, in my opinion. In this league, we have to play at a top level every weekend, there is no easy match.
His 150th Ligue 1 match
I’ve been playing here for a long time now. My first two years were difficult because I had to adapt to a new country, and a new league which is synonymous with this adaptation, it was a big change. But since then I have had the opportunity to show my qualities. And today I’m in very good form, there’s a great team here, I would even say a family! So it’s the perfect time to show the best version of myself.
The importance of Youssouf Fofana
I saw that he said that I was not the same when he was not there (smiles). More seriously, it’s obviously easier to play with him, because I understand how he plays and positions himself. We’ve been playing together for a long time now. But it’s not just for me, it’s also the case for the team. Youssouf is a very good guy, the heart of the team I would say. It’s very important for us to have a player like that who can bring us so much on and off the pitch, with his mentality.
Support at Stade Louis-II
We noticed that there have been more spectators at home this season; this must continue in every match! No matter the scenario, we will always do our best to make them happy.
His favorite gesture, the curling shot
(He thinks) I don’t know how to explain it, it’s natural for me, it’s difficult to say why I like this skill. I feel like I’m comfortable in this position. It’s also something I work on a lot every day in training. We try this kind of strikes, because at home we often face teams who play in a low block with 10 players grouped together. So sometimes you have to find the solution from other than in the penalty area.
Un bijou collectif magnifié par Aleksandr Golovin 🤩🔝
— AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) November 6, 2023