ASSE will challenge AS Monaco this evening (7pm) at the Louis II stadium as part of the seventh day of Ligue 1. Claude Puel, the coach of the Greens, gave his impressions on this coming shock and launch a little warning to Niko Kovac, his Monegasque counterpart.
Claude Puel: “the objective is to win the next match”
Penultimate in the Ligue 1 standings, AS Saint-Étienne faces AS Monaco this Wednesday evening, on the 7th day of the championship. A match that Claude Puel imagine already complicated and intense for his men, but at the end of which he expects victory.
“Monaco are a skilled team with a lot of ball players, able to play under opposing pressure. This is one of its peculiarities. We are working to have answers to these teams as well. They have a lot of good players and possibilities to turn and be able to chain. Their start to the championship was difficult, with the Champions League rounds, but they are finding their cruising speed ”, warned the coach of the Greens before discussing the prognosis of the match.
“It feels good to go on fast enough, I miss games every three days, that my players know that is very good for them. I hope that for ASSE we will find the desire to play every three days, that will mean a lot of things. We must not disperse and plan well for the next meeting. The goal is to go and win the next game and not think about the next game. Each match has its truth, we have lacked things so far, it is up to us to rectify, ”he added.
And to achieve this, Puel lined up a completely unexpected starting XI. He obviously opted for a 3-4-2-1, but the ASSE coach made some changes. Jean-Philippe Krasso and Arnaud Nordin notably replace Ignacio Ramirez and Romain Hamouma while Mahdi Camara finds his place in midfield in place of Lucas Gourna-Douath. As announced, Miguel Trauco starts for the first time since the start of the season.
The composition of Saint-Étienne
Green – Moukoudi, Kolodziejczak, Nadé – Bouanga, Mah. Camara, Neyou, Trauco – Nordin, Krasso, Khazri.
The composition of Monaco
Nübel – D. Sidibé, Disasi, B. Badiashile – K. Diatta, Yo. Fofana, Matazo, C. Henrique – Volland, Boadu, S. Diop.