Niko Kovac, Monaco coach, winner of Metz 4-0: “I’m very happy, it was a good performance. On a dominated, Metz did not hit on goal. It’s been a good week for us. The players who played against Angers played our best Ligue 1 game of the season. So I think they deserved to play the next game. And the players who entered were good, Ben Yedder, Golovine, Caio Henrique … We need that.
“Boadu had played well, scored his first but. As a coach you have to be fair “
Everything is easier when you lead quickly. Match management becomes easier. It helps conserve energy. All players are equal if it’s true Ben Yedder is our captain and he’s international. But Boadu had played well, scored his first but. As a coach you have to be fair. It was a reward for him. We go back up step by step. We are here. This season is special with a team apart and all the others fighting for Europe. On a 26 points, on a glued (at the top of the ranking, editor’s note). We have two big matches to come but we are in a good dynamic. “
Frédéric Antonetti, Metz coach: “We started upside down, so it’s complicated. With a goal taken from the start, we get into difficulty. Then the match is rather balanced, we do what we wanted to do. But we take a second but then they don’t really have chances. Afterwards, to get back to the right place in our situation, it’s difficult. We did not give up but Monaco played more liberally and developed their game more easily while we were touched.
“They have done 1,000 kilometers and when you do this kind of service, you have to take responsibility for them”
The supporters are doing 1,000 kilometers while we are in a difficult period. They’ve been following their club for years and they haven’t had much to eat these days. They did 1,000 kilometers and when we do this kind of service, we have to take responsibility for them, that’s why we talked to them. We must all be united, all in harmony, because perhaps the Lorient match will be the most important of the year. We have no excuses, we have a week to prepare for the match. “
Aurélien Tchouaméni, midfielder of Monaco, at the microphone of Main video : “It was important to win today (Sunday). We had a very good match in Angers and we were keen to continue. We did a good job and now we have some big matches ahead. Graz (opponent of Monaco in the Europa League on Thursday, editor’s note) is not easy to play and we are competitors. Even if we have already qualified, everyone will earn their place for the match against PSG. So we will try to be efficient there. We play every three days so we sometimes have to change composition. Jean Lucas or Boadu need automation. Obviously there is turnover and it is a good choice. This is how everyone will know the principles of the game. We all shoot in the same direction. “