Niko Kovac said on Monday that Nantes and Lorient are playing a very cautious Ligue 1 match. Meirles coach Christophe Pelissier responded to the Monaco coach’s RMC.
Christophe Pelisset defends himself. While Niko Kovac criticized the way his team played, the Lorient coach made sure to respond to his counterpart in Monaco, a few days after his team’s victory over ASM (1-0). “We always try to attack but there is always a balance of power, the 55-year-old RMC coach defended. Last year we were able to upset them, we drew 2-2 at home. We opened the scoring and we did it. We don’t seek alone to defend that goal. At any cost. There is a balance of forces and sometimes we have to adapt. At Lorient it is not our policy to play defensively. We have been able to score in every game against for a while. You have to know how to adapt and the players have done that very well.”
Kovac criticizes Lorient for playing five behind him
A few hours ago, Niko Kovac fired a shovel to his opponents recently in Ligue 1, whom he accuses of developing a very cautious game, staying low and five behind them. Before the match against Shakhtyor Donetsk, on Tuesday in the first leg of the Champions League (9 pm on RMC Sport), the Monaco coach made it clear that he expects a team that “will play differently from Nantes and Lorient”. He said: “They will play football, try to build a game, attack and they will want to score. It also means that we will have possibilities to develop our game and create chances for us. Four behind us, not five. Like Lorient.”
If Kovac did not appreciate the way Lorient beat his team, Christophe Pelissé did not fail to salute his subjects’ performance after the meeting. “J’avais prévenu les joueurs qu’il fallait souffrir ensemble. On connaît la qualité de cette équipe de Monaco, mais dès qu’on a pu, on a su aussi les mettre en difficulté. On a vu la forced’un collectif” On n’a pas concédé tant d’occasions que ça. On a fait comme on a pu mais franchement , les garçons ont été exemplaires. release.
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