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Krépin Diatta: "Everything wasn't perfect, but we got the win"

Krépin Diatta: "Everything wasn't perfect, but we got the win"
Satisfied to leave the trip to Ajaccio with three points despite a gritty encounter (0-2), the Senegalese international analyzed the Monegasques' performance in the mixed zone post-match.

The Rouge et Blanc are back in business! Despite a very tight match against an aggressive Ajaccio team on the ball, AS Monaco delivered a clinical win at the Stade François-Coty (0-2). It’s a win which allows Krépin Diatta and his teammates to stay in touch with the podium in Ligue 1 before the international break. The Senegalese winger, who scored his third top flight goal this season, spoke about the result with the media afterwards.

Hello Krepin. It’s an important victory today for the rest of the season…

Yes of course. We said we wanted to get out of this difficult phase of four weeks without a win. Things have not been going well and the results were not coming. Our goal was therefore to respond together. In the end today we managed to take three points, even if it was not easy, because there were a lot of battles. But we had the answer! The most important thing is the victory and we are happy to have won this match.

Since I've been here, he's scored all the time, it's always the same Wissam (smiles). He did not wait for this match in Ajaccio to get us out of this situation, in a difficult match.
Krépin DiattaAbout Wissam Ben Yedder

You were just lacking style…

It’s true, but I think that when you are coming out of a tough period, everything can’t be perfect. Despite the character of the match, we showed a lot of commitment, it was obvious that we wanted to get something done. With our training and with this victory, I think we will continue this recovery after the international break. When you are in good form, it is not the same. This feels good and we will come back with a lot of desire.

A word on Wissam Ben Yedder, who is in top form…

He has been decisive for so many years! Since I’ve been here, he’s scored all the time, it’s always the same Wissam (smiles). He did not wait for this match in Ajaccio to get us out of this situation, in a difficult match. But we must also note the work being done by the whole team. Only as a collective can we move forward. And we showed that the desire was there. We must remember this victory.

He is a very good defender who is very important to us, like everyone else. He has experience and brings solidity at the back.
Krépin DiattaOn the return of Guillermo Maripán

Were you inspired by him to score?

(Smiles) When you train with players like Wissam, you have to try to copy their approach. He’s a great goalscorer and I’m happy for him because he’s still helping us win today.

What did Guillermo Maripán bring in his return?

He is a very good defender who is very important to us, like everyone else. He has experience and brings solidity at the back. But lately, Malang has also shown that he can be solid in every game. It is very important to have them with us.


Guillermo Maripán’s reaction:

“I’m very happy to be back on the pitch and to have recorded this clean sheet, above all. I’m happy of course as well to have won this match, for me and for the team. We wanted to be solid in this part of our play, and at the in the end we didn’t leave a lot of space. It’s very important not to concede a goal to bring back a win. Personally, I almost scored, but the opposing goalkeeper made a good save, and Wissam was there to finish it off so I’m happy for him.”

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