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Adi Hütter: “We have not yet achieved our goal”

Adi Hütter: “We have not yet achieved our goal”
Adi Hütter: “We have not yet achieved our goal”

It was driven by the desire to end this most important week of the AS Monaco season in a good way that the Austrian manager spoke at a press conference, 48 hours before an important trip to Lyon.

Finish the job well. He insisted to the media after the win over Lille Wednesday at the Stade Louis-II (1-0), that there remain four big matches in the run-in! Even if a gap has been made in the table, with the team now five points ahead of Brest, Adi Hütter is determined to fight until the end to win. This is also the message he sent, two days before the crucial trip to Lyon (Sunday, 7 p.m.). 🎙️

We know it will be a big game on Sunday, the third this week. They started the season badly and made several coaching changes. Since the arrival of Pierre Sage, they have been in very good form and have taken 34 points like us. We've prepared well and analyzed this team.

On the next match in Lyon

We know it will be a big game on Sunday, the third this week. They started the season badly and made several coaching changes. Since the arrival of Pierre Sage, they have been in very good form and have taken 34 points like us. We’ve prepared well and analyzed this team. We are going to play in a big stadium, with a great atmosphere against a historic club, my team likes to play this type of match.

Was there any time for relaxation after Lille?

It’s true that we are in good shape but we have not yet reached our goal because we want to finish in second place. So I want my players to stay focused and that’s why we are fully focused on the next match. Against Brest and Lille, we did a good job and managed two clean sheets, we have to continue like this. We hope to continue this good away run and once again come home with three points.

Should we expect some changes?

I don’t know if everyone will be able to be 100% after having already played two matches this week. We have three days of recovery, it’s one more compared to Lille but this possibility of rotation is always in my mind. Everything remains open.

We are defending very well at the moment. Against Brest, for example, we did not concede many chances. From attackers to defenders, everyone is more focused and we defend as a team. I'm happy because I know we are still capable of scoring Radek has also done an incredible job having managed five clean sheets in the last eight games,

Adi HütterOn the team's run of clean sheets

The good atmosphere in the locker room

This necessarily depends on the results. At the moment, we are having a string of good results so the atmosphere is very good. Everyone is in good form as well and I would like to congratulate the key players who bring this atmosphere. This helps me in my work as a coach.

On a good appearance off the bench by Breel Embolo

Breel did a good job against Lille when he came on. He had an incredible impact and is capable of bringing something different from Wissam or Folarin. He could start on Sunday in Lyon.

The last run of clean sheets

We are defending very well at the moment. Against Brest, for example, we did not concede many chances. From attackers to defenders, everyone is more focused and we defend as a team. I’m happy because I know we are still capable of scoring Radek has also done an incredible job having managed five clean sheets in the last eight games, it’s very positive and I’m happy for him. He had a very good impact, he stops a lot of shots and communicates a lot.

The work being done by Minamino and Akliouche

I asked them so they do it (smile). Maghnes is a great example for young players. This summer, I immediately saw his talent but he still lacked physical quality and he needed to improve his defensive abilities. He has developed well, listens and never complains. He has reached several milestones this season. He is a technician, he is very good with the ball, is confident, and wins a lot of one-on-one duels. He is also more consistent.