Two years after winning the championship title, the Monega club is struggling to leave the red zone. On the night of the 19th in the league, they meet Paris on Sunday night (21 hours).
Monaco is no longer available. Two years after the championship, Monegasques takes over. (12 games, 12 wins), Sunday night (21 hours), Paris-Saint-Germain (12 games, 12 wins). It is not an ideal program to recover from a heavy defeat with Brugge (4-0) on Tuesday and is synonymous with elimination in the Champions League.
Club officials have attempted to trigger a psychological trigger with a coach replacement. exit Leonardo Jardim has been recognized as a miraculous worker by a Portuguese engineer since 2014, and Thierry Henry thanked him in early October. All French interns trained in ASM have not experienced much more success. In the first five games he lost three times and only scored twice.
Yes, Monaco is bad. Monaco, however, saw an opportunity to turn on many factors.
Monegasque leaders have managed to hire excellent jobs by releasing Bernardo Silva, Fabinho, Thomas Lemar, Benjamin Mendy or Tiémoué Bakayoko and hacked Kylian Mbappé or Layvin Kurzawa (educated at the club), but this performance can still be repeated this season. Yuri Tielemans, it was not confirmed that we arrived last season. The evidence for this mistake of summer casting is L & # 39; According to Equipe, it is included in 11 summer rosters, but Barreca, Chadli and Golovine are obviously long. injury).
Due to injury, clubs in the Principality, which had to be drafted for a long time, were also injured except for officers for a considerable period of time. The Goalkeeper Post is too eloquent. Danijel Subasic, from Croatia in the last World Cup finals, played one game only this season. His alternate player, Diego Benaglio, was injured in the Champions League and was convicted of third goalkeeper Seydou Sy against Strasbourg.
17 & # 39; Target Opportunity (R) Seydou SY gives Thomasson his first goal.
More generally, Jardim had to adapt to the many players Henry had in the infirmary since the beginning of the season. "If it does not fully account for the beginning of the cataclysmic epoch, it is still a matter of", L & # 39; Equipe compared 11 available and 11 injured.
A poorly performing team
In recent years the players in the Principality have been very successful. According to statistics collected over the last two seasons on the Understat website, Monaco was able to score more points and win the championship title because it exceeded the number of goals expected compared to the opportunity. Then the second place.
This season, this success seems to avoid Monegasques. Clubs get more goals and fewer goals than expected. Radamel Falcao is undoubtedly the best implementer of this situation. Colombia has scored four goals in 10 games this season in League One, but according to the Understat model, at least two more goals were needed. It is the least effective player in the league 1 best scorer. But over the last two seasons, he has outpaced his model's predictions.
And all those goals missing from the score make a difference in ranking. Understat estimates that Thierry Henry's players have to get 10 more points from the beginning of the season. I am a little worried about today because of a small change in the eighth place.
A cruel defeat
This mainly occurs because ASM is rarely matched in broad scoring. Mongea lost two goals and two goals this season, and scored one goal against St Etienne (2-0). Best of all, they often spend a slip at the last minute of the game. Against Bordeaux, they lose one point in the conceded time (1-2). The same result came out next week with Marseille (2-3). In the match against Toulouse they won the last 10 minutes (1-1). About Rennes, Hatem Ben Arfa put his only goal of the season over just 10 minutes to give the Bretons (1-2) a win.
All of these elements partly explain the cataclysmic start of Monet's Square season. Still, they still have 25 days to catch up. And the victory for the Paris Oregon is undoubtedly the best way for Thierry Henry and his family to finally start the season. I have never been too late.