AS Monaco has increased its chances to finish on the podium this Friday. The club of the Principality beat Saint-Etienne in Geoffroy-Guichard (0-4). After the success of his team, Niko Kovac gave his impressions for the rest of the season.
AS Monaco without mercy against AS Saint-Étienne
After two stoppages, AS Monaco has returned to success with the manner this Friday. The club of the Principality has largely dominated AS Saint-Etienne in Geoffroy-Guichard. The Greens have largely fallen at home (0-4) against ASM during the 30th day of the championship. With this success against ASSE, the club of the Rock strengthens its 4th place in the championship. The princely club is only one point behind Paris (2nd) and Lyon (3rd). This is something that Niko Kovac is very happy about. “As I’ve always said, we have to go step by step and secure fourth place first. The ranking shows that we are in a good position, but we can talk about other things when we have secured the fourth place, not before. We are aware of the qualities of Lille, Lyon and Paris, which will be very difficult to overcome,” the Croatian coach told L’Équipe.
The break to recharge the batteries
Satisfied with the return of his colts, Niko Kovac now hopes that they will rest during the international break. “We played a lot of good games but this result is clear, it’s a great performance and we played very well, especially in the second half. I am happy and satisfied. When we are concentrated, when we press high, it is difficult for our opponents. We now have two weeks without matches to refocus before hosting Metz,” said the Monegasque coach. The next outing of the Red and White is scheduled for Saturday, April 3 against the Moselle club, currently seventh in Ligue 1 Conforama.