Close
Team 28 January 2022, 16:32

Philippe Clement: "I want a team that won't give up"

Philippe Clement: "I want a team that won't give up"
Two days before the team's Round of 16 match in the Coupe de France away to RC Lens, this Sunday (9 p.m.), the coach of AS Monaco spoke at a press conference.

There’s another trip on the horizon for AS Monaco in the Coupe de France. After wins away to Red Star (2-0) and Quevilly-Rouen (3-1), the Club travel to Lens this Sunday (9 p.m., Eurosport 2) for the Round of 16. It’s a big match, and one that Philippe Clement is approaching with the firm intent of securing a place in the quarterfinals, as he expressed in a press conference.

I want a team that doesn't give up, regardless of the competition, even in training. I want my players to be winners. This mentality is essential for a footballer, so the Coupe de France is also very important to us.
Philippe ClementManager, AS Monaco

Bouncing back after Montpellier

Right after the match, it was not easy to  have perspective because we always want to win every match and that’s the mentality that I want to see in my players. Then, when we looked and analyzed the positives and negatives, and we saw good things and others upon which we can improve. This match in Montpellier was a bit special because when we analyze the data, it was our best game of the season in the final third, but we were lacking in our ability to be decisive. These are small details, but they are very important.

The importance of the Coupe de France

I want a team that doesn’t give up, regardless of the competition, even in training. I want my players to be winners. This mentality is essential for a footballer, so the Coupe de France is also very important to us.

On Lens

We will do everything to win, against a very strong team, especially at home. Lens are a team with a lot of qualities, with very attacking fullbacks, in particular Jonathan Clauss. They are a team that plays to score goals, like us, so it will be a great game for the fans.

Assimilating new ways of playing

We have to create new ways of playing when we can, but physically the players are improving  with their efforts, especially with regard to developing explosiveness. This should allow us to increase our level play, while maintaining the same technical efficiency, because big teams do things more quickly than others.

The progress of Aurélien Tchouameni

He is someone who is still young, who has just turned 22, but he is very intelligent and is quick to understand the small details. For a coach, it’s very important to have players like that. I expect him to take on even more individual responsibility but also to become a leader for the collective. He has the qualities to do so, even if he still needs to gain experience.

Rise. Risk. Repeat.

But what are your cookies used for? 🤔

You accept them several times a day on the different sites you visit. But what do you know about them? These cookies are obviously not eaten, and they are not dangerous either. They just help us to personalize your internet experience. When you visit asmonaco.com, these allow us to first analyze the audience as well as the performance of the site. And they are mainly used to deliver ads and content to you that match what you like. Note that you can change your preferences at any time, thanks to the regulations on protection of personal data, and feel free to contact our team for any clarification. Thank you for your trust!

Strictly necessary cookies
This cookie allows us to retrieve the language in which your browser is configured and to store the choices you make on this page regarding your privacy.
Statistic cookies
We use open-source statistical measurement software for websites.
Third part cookies
To test the effectiveness of advertising on various websites using their services. And targeting, analytics / measurement, content personalization, optimization.