Emmanuel LANGELLIER, Media365, published on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 11:23 p.m.
Ligue 1 resumes Friday evening (9 p.m.) with a poster between Monaco and Lille (day 14). Two European clubs previously disappointing in the league.
After the international break marked in particular by the qualification of the France team for the 2022 World Cup as well as the bankruptcy of Italy and Portugal which will go through the dams next March to hope to secure a place for the World Cup in Qatar , Ligue 1 is back on Friday evening. Almost two weeks after the surprising and great victory of Rennes against Lyon (4-1), Monaco receives Lille at the opening of the 14th day (kick off at 9 p.m.).
Kovac: “We must force our opponents to avoid mistakes”
A poster between Europeans which only opposes the 11th and the 12th of the L1 ranking. Third last season, Monaco remains on a setback (0-2 in Brest) and a draw in Reims (0-0). Worse, ASM has not scored for three games in a row (0-0 against PSV Eindhoven in the Europa League). Niko Kovac is fully aware of this and hopes to know a certain click to stop the bad series. “I am aware that we have not scored in the last three games. I know this statistic and I’m not happy with it, regretted the Monegasque coach before facing the reigning French champions. But I always try to look at things positively, even if it is not easy in this case. We used these ten days to work on the offensive animation with the good ten players who were present. Sometimes in football you need a click. If you don’t fight for it, you aren’t turning the situation in your favor. We have to force our opponents to master mistakes. “
Gourvennec: “We have to be more efficient together”
Opposite, Lille, winner in Seville (2-1) in C1 then a draw in front of Angers after the reverse recorded in Paris (1-2), intends to end the year with a cannon ball. However, the poster in Monaco will not be a turning point according to Jocelyn Gourvennec. “On the car is left behind on a drop of points, observes the coach of LOSC. But like Monaco and Lyon. In a six L1 matches, two in the Champions League and one in the Coupe de France until Christmas to catch up. We know what to do. We are coherent, rather well organized defensively, but we have to be more effective together. The collective must be a priority. Monaco will be deprived of Fabregas and Matazo (injured), Golovine and Badiashile (suspended). Affected with Canada, Jonathan David, the top scorer in Ligue 1 with Gaëtan Laborde (8 goals), is uncertain in Lille. But very present in the group unveiled Thursday evening, unlike Renato Sanches, Jonathan Bamba, Gabriel Gudmundsson (injured), Sven Botman (in recovery) and Amadou Onana (suspended).