This Sunday, AS Monaco will host in its Strasbourg stadium (3 p.m.). At a press conference, the Monegasque technician Niko Kovac returned to the importance of Aleksandr Golovin. To support his point, the Croatian made a comparison with FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi.
With three draws in a row in Ligue 1, AS Monaco will be keen to return to victory this Sunday against Strasbourg (at 3 p.m.). To fulfill this task, the Monegasques can count on their playing master Aleksandr Golovin (25 years old).
In a press conference, Niko Kovac underlined the importance of the Russian midfielder in the starting XI: “Golovin is an important player for us, we have a lot of important players (…) Each team has its executives and Golovin is important for us . “
To complete his argument, the Croatian technician made a comparison with Barca, before his departure a lot last summer with Lionel Messi: “Barcelona Messi is different from Barcelona without Messi. They are not the same team. same club, same group, but without its great player. “
“He’s a smart boy but a little introverted”
A few weeks ago for Nice Matin, the former Bayern Munich coach already spoke of the importance of the 25-year-old player in his team’s play: “Last year, at the start of the season, we saw the difficulty for us to create the game in his absence. It is a guarantee for us in the game. “
While encouraging him to be more dangerous in the opposing area: “He is an intelligent boy, but a little introverted (…) From last season, I told him, you have to impose yourself more, score more, do more assists, be decisive more often. “