“Do you think that these first points lost against Monaco (1-1) after your thunderous start to the season will calm the enthusiasm around the team?
I don’t know if that will calm the heat. But we were definitely upset by a great Monaco team in the first 35 minutes. She hindered our first ball outings and was very present athletically to win balls. And she was able to use her quality well in the transition, like the goal. We lacked a lot of mobility. We had very little movement, there were far too many balls with their backs to play, it was better at the end of the first period. But we were too surprised by the intensity of the opponent. This first period should serve as a lesson for us to progress.
“Danilo’s entry gave us athletic value but also the ability to win the ball higher”
In the second half, it was better, but it was still insufficient to win…
There was more mobility and availability, by fixing their defensive line, we found better technical relations. Danilo’s entry brought us athletic value but also the ability to win the ball higher. We kept Monaco in a low block and we had some great chances, but we couldn’t score that second goal.
The first was by Neymar from the penalty spot. Has the hierarchy changed?
The hierarchy has been well established: it’s Kylian in one and Neymar in two. But afterwards, there is the reality of the match and the moment. I saw that they exchanged and that “Ney” made the decision to fire him, but after discussing with Kylian. I appreciated the attitude of Kylian to have congratulated him and that of “Ney” to have thanked him. They are great players and it is also up to them to decide what it is based on how they feel. The most important thing is that Neymar marked him and that Kylian came to congratulate him”.