AS Monaco coach, Niko Kovac returned to the very controversial release of Youssouf Fofana against Clermont (3-1) this Sunday evening. The Monegasque tactician was keen to make an update on his decision.
AS Monaco: Kovac explains the exit of Youssouf Fofana
After their victory against ASSE, AS Monaco continued with a second victory against Clermont. The Monegasques will be imposed 3 to 1 against the promoted club. If this meeting ended in a great victory for AS Monaco away from home, the result was quickly eclipsed by a big controversy on the Rock.
Indeed, during the match against Clemont, Niko Kovac made a strong choice when leaving Youssouf Fofana from the 38th minute. The choice of the Croatian coach is not really pleased with the main interested, who did not hesitate to express his dissatisfaction by removing his jersey and directly joining the locker room. At the end of the meeting, the Monegasque coach returned to this scene and to this supposed beginning of tensions in the locker room.
“I wanted to change two or three players, but it wouldn’t have made sense because we were still in the first half. I then decided to replace Youssouf because we were too exposed in the axis. The center of the field is the most important area. It’s like chess, it’s this area that dictates the game ”, explained Niko Kovac.
Niko Kovac: “We spoke with Youssouf”
A paying coach for the boss of the AS Monaco bench since his team, hooked in the first time, made the difference in the second half to win against Clermont. Niko Kovac also indicates that he is meeting with Youssouf Fofana to make him understand his decision. “On a debate with Youssouf. He knows what I want from him. These are things that happen, ”he said.