It will do us good! Winners away to Red Star Belgrade (0-1), AS Monaco got their Europa League campaign off to a perfect start. One week away from hosting the Hungarian side Ferencváros as part the second matchday, our vice-captain, defender Axel Disasi, and our goalkeeper, Alexander Nübel spoke after this precious victory.
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Axel, it was a perfect debut in the Europa League, executed in a lively atmosphere…
Yes, it was difficult but we expected it. There is a very special atmosphere here. But we were able to cope, we stayed strong and we kept a clean sheet. We will leave satisfied with tonight’s match.
This victory can be the foundation for the rest of the season after the win in Nice…
After the Derby, we had to build on the result! Not only for us but also for our supporters. This was a great opportunity to get it done here. The coach had told us to play a complete match given the difficult circumstances. Even if everything was not perfect, we can be satisfied to come away from this trip with all three points. You have to rely on this kind of performance to launch a winning streak!
What will need to be built on in the coming weeks?
We still have to do better in our use of the ball. In the first half in particular we could have create more chances by being more precise in our play. We still have to work to improve this and make a difference over the next matches!
Good evening Alex, is this an important victory for the rest of the competition?
Yes, it is a very important victory. The game was not easy as Belgrade bravely played their style and created chances. Tonight, the team fought together and it’s a collective victory.
This is your second clean sheet in as many games, is this important for you?
Sure ! It’s always nice not to concede a goal, because when you don’t concede, you can’t lose! (smiles). More seriously, it’s important because it can matter in goal difference in the end. I am happy!
🎙️ La réaction d'Alex Nübel, encore décisif ce soir 🧱
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From a personal point of view, you again made many saves this evening…
Obviously, but above all I’m very happy for the team, that’s the most important thing for me. The victory comes before everything, but it makes me happy to add my contributions to the resutl. Starting the group stage with a win is very important.