AS Monaco have continued their good run. By winning in Clermont (3-1), the Rouge et Blanc recorded a second win in a row and extended their unbeaten streak to four straight. Led by the duo of Yedderland (one goal each) and a fine appearance off the bench from Sofiane Diop, scorer of a fine late-match goals, this victory allows them to climb up to 8th in the table, just two points off the podium. away. It’s a result which has left Niko Kovac satisfied, and he said as much at the post-match press conference.
Good evening Niko. How do you feel after this victory?
I would say we managed to score the first goal in a way that we’ve become accustomed to doing, although I was not completely satisfied at this point in the match with the mood and attitude. The second half was a lot better in terms of both our play and motivation. It is very important to take this away from the match. An important week is looming with a trip to Real Sociedad and a visit from Bordeaux. We want to continue this run, continue to win.
Can you tell us about the start of the match?
At first I think we weren’t compact enough. Clermont had chances and could have doubled their lead but we stayed in the game. After that, we created chances, especially through Gelson. We then rectified the situation in the second period and our substitutes finished the job. It’s this sort of AS Monaco that we like to see with substitutes capable of making a difference; like last season.
Sofiane Diop made a very good appearance off the bench.
Yes, he was able to make the difference by scoring at the end of the match. That’s all I want from him. It’s very positive for the future.
"𝗔𝘃𝗼𝗶𝗿 𝘂𝗻 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗮𝘂𝘀𝘀𝗶 𝗽𝗹𝗲𝗶𝗻, 𝗰̧𝗮 𝗳𝗮𝗶𝘁 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗿"
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A word about the away section which was full once again?
It’s nice to see so many supporters turn out for us. I was told last season that our supporters were all over France. The players celebrated this victory with them at the end of the match. We need them. The fact that they are behind us is a good thing.