“A new disappointment for OGC Nice…
I am very disappointed. We can always lose a game, okay, but we weren’t good with the ball, and we weren’t good without it. It’s difficult to win… We didn’t create many chances, neither did Monaco, but we have to try to finish at least 0-0. What bothers me: the possession of the ball, the markdown, the technique…
“The fatigue is there, but it cannot be used as an excuse”
We lose balls in impossible situations. You can lose a game, but not like this. There is not enough play, deep shots, decisions, that of making the pass, that of engaging the ball at the foot. Wanting the ball, to keep it, create danger, give it away, offer… We don’t do enough. Fatigue is there, with matches every three days, but it cannot be used as an excuse.
What was your plan before the meeting?
We knew that Monaco was going to play in 3-4-3, and not in 4-2-3-1. We got off to a very bad start. I wanted us to sit higher, our two midfielders, our two full-backs… We sinned in recovering the balls. Everyone must work 100% in recovery. If one doesn’t do its job, you’re screwed. The only match we won was at Lille in 3-5-2, tonight (Sunday) I wanted to play a little more attacking, in 3-4-3. It wasn’t great. The pistons are important, but they also need to have the possibility of combining with the false wingers, that there are calls from deep.
What happened to Youcef Atal, released shortly after half an hour of play?
He’s hit in the hamstrings, I think.
What match do you expect Thursday evening, at the Allianz, in the Europa League Conference?
It won’t be easy. It’s Cologne, a very physical, very solid team. They had a good Championship last year, they started well again this year. It is no coincidence that they are there. They evolve in two systems. They have quality, very efficient, very powerful wingers. »