On the eve of his trip to the Mosson, Montpellier (Saturday, 8 pm), teammates Tiémoué Bakayoko do not want to overdo it. After two wins at home, ASM will have to confirm their good form away from home too if they want to hope to climb up the standings. To achieve this, the Slimani-Ben Yedder tandem will be out.
Just listen to the words of Leonardo Jardim in a press conference yesterday to see the change of atmosphere that has operated after the Monegasque rebound in Ligue 1. “Yes, there are more smiles and confidence” in training and every day confirms the Portuguese coach on the club’s official website. After two brilliant victories against Nice and Brest, the ASM will go after Montpellier this Saturday on behalf of the 9th day of Ligue 1.
The same as facing Brest?
Present yesterday before the media, Tiémoué Bakayoko displayed his ambition and his caution. “To win is always good, there is more joy, the group is feeling much better. We must continue like this. But we must not forget ourselves. We have ambitions but first, we must follow with more victories.” To achieve 3 points on the difficult Mosson field, Monaco will have to show defensive rigor and offensive ambition. According to the words of the coach, they should maintain the 3-5-2 that they have shown for two games and propose a similar eleven as the one that faced Brest. Gelson Martins should stay in the right lane and feed balls to the exciting forward duo, Slimani-Ben Yedder.
In case of victory, the ASM would move up to the better part of the ranking. A perspective that the club has not seen in many months…
*Article originally published in the French edition of the Monaco Tribune.