No you are not dreaming, Niko Kovac did not go with the forms in a press conference. The Croatian technician who can count on the return of Aleksandr Golovin for a few matches has split a daring comparison before challenging Strasbourg on behalf of the 15th day of Ligue 1. Thus, the coach of AS Monaco has put forward his 25-year-old Russian midfielder (3 goals and 4 assists in 17 matches). Sometimes knowing physical glitches, the native of Kaltan seems more precious than ever in the game of Asemists as pointed out by Niko Kovac: “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. “
Not stopping there, the former coach of Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt compared the importance of the Russian within ASM to that of Lionel Messi when he was at FC Barcelona: * “Barcelona with Messi is different from Barcelona without Messi. It’s not the same team. It remains the same club, the same group, but without its great player. Last year, at the start of the season, we saw how difficult it was for us to create a game in his absence. It’s a guarantee for us in the game. He’s an intelligent boy, but a little introverted (…) As of last season, I told him, you have to impose yourself more, score more, make more assists , be more often decisive. ”** Efficient for his comeback, Aleksandr Golovin will have to continue and meet the demands that his status has earned him.