After a bad season, like the beginning of the 2019-2020 fiscal year, AS Monaco has been back in color for several weeks, thanks in particular to the prolific duo Ben Yedder-Slimani. What to reconnect with ambitions more in line with the saturated club.
The defeat of the last weekend in Saint-Etienne (1-0) is already a distant memory. And finally, it looks like a simple accident of course. AS Monaco has confirmed its renewed confidence in recent weeks. Winner of Dijon (1-0) on Saturday night, the Principality's club has a fifth success in seven games, even on a series of five victories in rank at the Louis II stadium. So much so that the ASM finally found the first half of the table (8th, 18 pts).
And if everything was not perfect against the Burgundians, far from it, this team can count on strong individualities, which are also highlighted on the opening score. After a combination of the prolific pair Wissam Ben Yedder (9 goals, 1 assists) – Islam Slimani (5 goals, 7 assists), the elusive Aleksandr Golovin delivered his own (42nd). "We made a good match with a good organization, but we often missed the last move, if we had been better at this level, we could have talked about a 3-0 or 4-0 victory"Leonardo Jardim explained at the end of the match.
"Our goals are at the top of the table, we've started with a big delay, now we're getting back, we're not the same as last year, I'm sure with work, The team will play the first places in the table but we are not alone, there are Lille, Lyon, Marseille and others, but we will work to achieve our goals.said the Portuguese coach, relieved at the idea of not reliving a galley season. But watch out for air holes. Because if the ASM has the second best attack of the championship (20 goals scored), behind the ogre Paris, it also remains the worst defense of L1 (22 goals conceded).