The Monegasque coach was wary on the eve of challenging the promoted Clermont, with the hope of continuing the positive dynamic.
After a complicated start to the season, especially in Ligue 1, Monaco is gradually gaining strength recently and remains on a victory against Saint-Etienne (3-1) in the middle of the week. The Principality’s players hope to continue on Sunday, on the lawn of the promoted Clermont.
A team that Niko Kovac is wary of, as he suggested this Saturday at a press conference. “The first few weeks were tough, with a lot of games going on., said the Croatian coach.
“We will play against Clermont, who play very attacking football, so we will have to show our best face because they rested seven starting players in their last game. I hope we will continue like this and stay on our good momentum. “
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This will require remaining serious in the face of a promulgated without complexes. “It’s a team that has practically ceded Ligue 2 and started the season well. They have two big defeats (4-0 in Paris, 6-0 in Rennes), but they like to play, they play football very offensive “, continued Kovac.
“Their coach transmits his values to his players. We expect an intense match, it is always difficult to go and play against a promoted team, as we have seen against Troyes. In all cases, our ambition is to win every game, at home and away. “
Finally, the former boss of Bayern Munich has mentioned the case of his goalkeeper Alexander Nübel, not with great confidence since his landing on the Rock. “He needs to gain some confidence. Ligue 1”, he said.
“I know his qualities, he’s a smart person. In any case, I can assure you that he has the support of all his teammates and staff. I’m sure that with his performances in the weeks, it will show its full value. “