Media 18 August 2023, 18:30

Wilfried Singo: "I want to write a great story at AS Monaco"

Wilfried Singo: "I want to write a great story at AS Monaco"
Having arrived in the Principality on Thursday to sign a five-year contract, until 2028, the Ivorian defender gave his presentation press conference in the auditorium of the Performance Center alongside Denis Zakaria.

He dropped his bags in the Principality on Thursday. Joining from Torino on a five-year contract, Wilfried Singo has wasted no time and has already completed his first training sessions with his new teammates. Two days before a visit from Strasbourg (7 p.m.), a match where he could make his debut, the Ivorian international (seven caps) was presented to the media, alongside Denis Zakaria 🎙

I am happy to be here again to introduce our two new recruits: Denis Zakaria and Wilfried Singo. We are very happy with their arrival and have worked hard to get them to come because they correspond perfectly to the project we want to set up. Welcome to them, and I hope they will enjoy great success at AS Monaco.
Thiago ScuroDirector of Football


The role of Nicolas Nkoulou in his arrival

It’s true that I know him well and he’s been a friend of mine since I arrived at Torino in 2019. I spoke to him at length before my arrival, he told me only positive things about the AS Monaco. I hope everything will go well now.

His first impressions of Monaco

I have been very well received by the senior players in the squad and I see this as a squad that gets on well; the attitudes are good. I also know my brother Denis very well, from the Turin derby.He is a good guy, I hope he will bring more to the team and that we can do very good things together.

His style of play

I am an athletic player and quite technical. My last season was not easy at Torino and I want to bounce back. I did all my training as a central defender but I played in Italy as a right back. I know this three-man defence well and it suits me perfectly. I am at the disposal of the coach as to the position where he wishes to play me.

I like his aggressiveness and physical capalbilities. It will be perfect in the approach that we want to put in place. Their state of mind is also very positive and they are confident and ambitious. They want to know the path to success at AS Monaco. It is not only the footballing qualities that count and they are arriving with the desire to work.
Thiago ScuroDirector of Football

The upcoming AFCON

Obviously, it is a competition that matters to me, especially since it is being played in Côte d’Ivoire. But the most important thing for me is to be focused on my performance in order to have a great season with the Club. If I perform well, I will have a better chance of being called up.

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Previous African players to have played for the Club

There are many very good African players who have played at AS Monaco, like Yaya Touré. He is a player who inspires me a lot. I also think of Nicolas Nkoulou who was trained here. Now that I have signed, I also want to write a great story.