Champions League: A “completely frustrating match” but AS Monaco knows what to do on the return

He missed a breath of success. The Monegasques will be able to blame themselves. Badly started their game against PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League play-off on Tuesday, AS Monaco players suffered in the first period, until conceding a goal, before recovering in the second half and go for a “frustrating” draw (1-1), in the words of Youssouf Fofana at the microphone of Canal+.

“It’s completely frustrating because if I get the game again, they have two or three situations, they had to put one in. And we have a lot more than them, recounted the Monegasque midfielder, author of a post (88th). Afterwards, it is necessary to concretize, they were realistic. We also tried to be so in the second half, it would be good to do it in both halves, but we reacted well. I think we deserve that little goal at the end.”

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In statistical terms, it is true that ASM shot on goal more often (13) than PSV Eindhoven (7) without on target more strikes (2 against 2). The best actually happened in the second half, thanks in particular to a renewed energy which destabilized the Dutch. “The crowd pushed us a lot since the start of the match and they played a very big role. But it is true that, physically, we took over, we felt it”, continued Fofana.

Back next Tuesday

“I’m still a little unsatisfied, but I feel a great sense of pride because we played a good game. We deserved to win”, agreed Axel Disasi. “At the break, we were disappointed to come back a goal behind. We thought it was not deserved. The coach said that we had to continue playing, to be positive. We felt better. But we don’t have an advantage. Every match has its story.”

From now on, the Monegasques will have the difficult task of winning on Tuesday evening in the Netherlands if they wish to join the main draw of the Champions League. “I think PSV will be more attacking than today. I heard there will be a full stadium, with lots of supporters, and I know them to know that they are passionate”, explained Monaco coach Philippe Clément.

“We know that it will be very complicated there. We know this stadium and its atmosphere. The team which will be the most concentrated, which will make the fewest errors and which will be the most daring will qualify. chance”, assured Disasi, like his coach. Luck and skill in front of goal.

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