His team, the match on Sunday, Claude Puel ... Extracts from the press conference of Leonardo Jardim before AS Saint-Étienne - AS Monaco.
We are between the preparation for Saint-Etienne and the recovery from Marseille, because it is not even 48 hours since we played this game. We work normally and calmly.
This is a very important match for us, an away match against a quality team that is competing in the Europa League this season and has kept a large part of its squad. We will need to play with a lot of concentration, to have a strong attitude and to be very well organized to record a positive result.
Claude is a former club man who I admire a lot. He has already done a lot of good work, he will also do it in Saint Etienne, but I hope that against us it will not work.
More than a change of dynamics, I prefer the idea of progression concerning us. When you have players who have been training together for two or three months, it's a lot easier to work together. The staff has a better knowledge of the new players and they understand better the ideas we want to put in place.
We are still in the middle of the table, we are better because it must be like this, it is not surprising to see that hard work pays off, but we still have a lot of things to do. We have to move forward, put together these good performances, not in five or six games but in all the matches. I do not want to talk about second place. We must not speak, we must act with one ambition: to play every match to win it and to demonstrate that every week.
Slimani is not here, but as I said we rely on everyone. Augustin and Keita started against Marseille, they showed that we can count on them, it is important to be able to rely on a squad with players always at the ready and eager to demonstrate all their qualities.