Niko Kovac go through a delicate period on the benchAS Monaco. And the defeat of his team against the Olympic Marseille (2-0) during the fifth day of Ligue 1 does not play in his favor.
AS Monaco – OM (0-2): Niko Kovac admits his defeat!
Definitely, AS Monaco is having a disappointing start to the season and seems to be falling into its past setbacks. Eliminated from the Champions League by Shakhtar Donetsk, the Monegasque club fell again yesterday as part of the 5th day of Ligue 1. The Monegasques lost at home against a solid team from Olympique de Marseille (2 -0). Niko Kovac spoke about this new defeat of the season and did not hide his disappointment.
If he was dithyrambic towards the opposing team, the coach of AS Monaco especially pointed the finger at the lack of intensity and defensive solidity of his men. “I saw the performances of OM. They are structured, organized, aggressive. It’s a very good team. I expect a performance of this level, on both sides. But sur only saw Marseille. They played better than us and deserved their victory. They could have put 3 or 4 ”, said Niko Kovac at a press conference.
Niko Kovac on an ejection seat?
Beaten by OM, AS Monaco conceded their third defeat of the season in the league and now occupy 14th place in Ligue 1 after five days. A disappointing start to the season for Niko Kovac, which is somewhat depleting its credit with demanding supporters. To the point of considering leaving?
The Croatian coach is currently going through an area of turbulence on the Rock. The solution will have to be found quickly to revive the Monegasque machine. “ You have to get up and improve ”, he admitted. The Principality’s club coach therefore has every interest in making certain changes as quickly as possible.
AS Monaco will face Austrian club Sturm Graz on Thursday in the first day of the group stage of the Europa League. In the event of an unsatisfactory result, Kovac could pay the costs.