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As AS Monaco take on Sturm Graz in Austria this Thursday evening for the match of the sixth and final day of the Europa League group stage, ASM is already certain of finishing first in Group B and be present at the meeting of the round of 16 of the competition. But Niko Kovac, the Monaco coach, does not intend to take this match lightly and let his players know at a press conference yesterday. He spoke about this very important match, both sporting and financially, also explaining that some young people would have playing time.
Kovac warns his men
“We are going to field a good team tomorrow (Thursday), I will change a few players but we will have a strong team. We will see according to the scenario, but I have the idea of making substitutions if possible at the break, because we has an important match on Sunday (in Paris, in Ligue 1). But we are here to win, we are not there to do tourism even if it is a beautiful region. It is a European match, in a group Champions League level. There is money at stake, prestige. This is not a friendly match, we are playing against Sturm Graz, a competitive team which is at the top of the Austrian ranking. ‘opportunity for young people to show their qualities. In the Championship, they have not played a lot but there, they can have minutes, “Kovac assured the media yesterday, while he also assured that he does not think than tonight’s match and not the shock against PSG on Sunday night. Monaco first wants to win in Austria before thinking about moving to the Parc des Princes in three days.
Kovac warns his players
Niko Kovac wanted to warn his players ahead of Monaco’s match against Sturm Graz on Thursday evening. The Croatian coach of the Rocher club does not intend to take the game lightly against the Austrians on Thursday.