Robert Moreno (Monaco coach, after his team’s 1-0 victory against Montpellier) : “In football, it’s not just eleven players, you need 22 players involved. It is therefore not my typical team. I’m happy with this match, with this situation. It worked for this match, against this team concretely.
(About Slimani) Slimani, Ben Yedder, Jovetic, Golovine! It’s everyone! Slimani is an important player. But I think collective! Yes, this is Monaco’s best match. Not taking a goal is very important. We did it. If you don’t defend well, you can take a goal. The whole team is involved, especially at the end of the game.
(The fact that he is a follower of possession) I especially want to give players the opportunity to develop their qualities. In Barcelona, with Messi, Neymar and Suarez, we were told that we played too much against. But these were the qualities of these players. Now we have to win against Dijon. I can’t control anything else. So I focus on that. We have to work to improve ourselves. It’s easier to work after a win. Every week I learn a lot from L1 and my opponents.
(On Bakayoko) I ask him to press higher because I think he has the volume to be a box-to-box player. He had an opportunity to score. There must be more. “
Michel Der Zakarian (Montpellier coach) : “During our first half, we had too much technical waste. We had too few possibilities. We were not at the heart of the game. In the second half, we had a mess where we could have made things happen. In the first period, we have an opportunity with Mollet. Yes, this match leaves me with regrets. If we do not take this goal, we can make 0-0.
(The absence of Delort) Andy has power, good body play, it’s important. Without its best players on the field, it’s always more difficult. Like all teams. I do not regret my choice to have replaced Delort with a medium. But anyway, since the start of the season, we’ve been struggling outside. Sometimes we start the match without just playing. This is how … We knew that if we lost, they would pass us by. Now there are 13 matches remaining. We will try to pass them in front. We know that we are going to reproduce good matches. “