Leonardo Jardim : "The right attitude"
Speaking with the media in post-match press conference, the coach praised the good attitude of his players who have persisted until the end to earn a victory against Rennes.
This is an important victory because we had to show something new after Montpellier. This brings us confidence and especially points that will allow us to go up the table.
We found the right attitude that allowed us to raise our heads after the defeat in Montpellier. It is a positive and well-earned victory with regard to how the match played out.
Our squad has shown that it is resourceful. Without Golovin, Gelson and Ballo-Touré, the team has responded, this is a very good thing for the squad.
We have two quality attackers with totally different profiles. One is aggressive, he drops deep, he wins duels, the other is more technical, he knows how to find space in close quarters and is very effective in the area. We will continue to work to improve the way we use these two players.
Apart from last season, AS Monaco has been one of the top teams in Ligue 1 for five years. That's our philosophy. Now we must continue to progress as a team on the defensive side of things.