Before the National Day, Prince Albert II evokes the sports record. The fall of the ASM and the files that are annoying too.
ON THE RESULTS OF MONACO
“I am always optimistic, smiling, perky, I am very worried, there are players who have qualities and talent, young people who are very promising, but they are young people … I hope we will be able to strengthen the transfer window. What worries me too is the number of injuries. We can neither accuse Thierry Henry, who has not been there for a very long time, nor the medical and paramedical staff, which are of very good quality, I really think that there is a problem of preparation, we are pushing young people to play more games, to do more physical development which can lead to a certain fragility of the body with the accumulation of matches at high level, to which they are not all accustomed.
“There is also bad luck, but this problem is a real subject for the future.”
“I am informed and requested, especially for transfers and policy, but for most transfers in the offseason I was not at all informed.”
ON HIS RIGHT TO LOOK AT CLUB CHOICES
“This is stated in the texts that govern the relationship of shareholders. There is a right of veto over the, or the new shareholders who are proposed.”
ON FOOTBALL LEAKS
“If such practices were to be confirmed, they must be condemned immediately, be careful in our judgments, and await confirmation of these extremely serious facts, and if they happened, I would be uncompromising.”
ON THE ASM BASKETBALL
“The beginning of the season has been a little uneven, but there are many qualities in this team, luckily some of the mainstays have remained: Amara Sy, Paul Lacombe and others.” The last European match was of very high quality. Unfortunately, I have not been able to see a single basketball game since the beginning of the season, I’m at fault, I know, but maybe we should stop inviting me to other events for that I can go to basketball [laughs]. I will go as soon as I can because it is a beautiful sport and a team which, too, does honour to the Principality. I wish it to have a great season.”