While PSG has eliminated its reserve team, Monaco has decided not to participate in the National 3 championship in order to favor matches against youth teams in France and Europe.
In an increasingly difficult context in the national championships for professional reserves (5 L1 reserves are descendants of N2) and faced with the reform planned for 2024-2025, AS Monaco launched some time ago a reflection on the conditions of progression of its players playing in reserve.
After Paris Saint-Germain, which decided to eliminate its reserve team, the Monegasque club, also recognized for its know-how in training, has, according to our information, chosen to explore a new path.
Monaco will take part in the Premier League International Cup
This elite group will not play in National 3 as should have been the case this season. In order to gain flexibility and to get closer to the professional group, the Asemist leaders would like to do better than their young elements in a different way. With one observation: the National 2 and National 3, whose level and club structure have changed a lot in recent years, leave little chance for pro clubs to maintain their reserve at these levels without recruiting experienced players, with the consequence of consequent reduction of opportunities for young people to show themselves.
Under the impetus of the club’s sports management, whose objective is to find the best solution to allow young players to open this step towards the professional world, the group should play a certain number of matches against French or European clubs. , for example by participating in the Premier League International Cup which brings together some twenty European clubs under 23 years of age. Damien Perrinelle, who was part of the technical staff for the past two seasons, is expected to lead this group.