To prepare for the next three or four crucial meetings, and protect themselves as much as possible from the coronavirus, the players and members of the staff of AS Monaco will live together, for ten days, at the hotel.
He has three games left, maybe four, and AS Monaco want to win them all. Qualified for the semi-final of the Coupe de France, the Principality club will face Petit Poucet Rumilly-Vallières (N2) this Thursday, before hosting Rennes in the league on Sunday, possibly playing the final of the Cup on Wednesday 19 , and to finish his Ligue 1 season on Sunday 23 in Lens.
To get into the best possible conditions before this final stretch, the players and staff will innovate, confining themselves to a “performance bubble” in a hotel in Eze, a few steps from the La Turbie training center. A ten-day bubble to stay focused on end-of-season goals: winning the Coupe de France and keeping third place in the league, synonymous with qualifying for the Champions League.
Caio Henrique: “Our families understand that it is for our good and the good of the club”
“We created this performance bubble because for ten days we will play maybe four important games for the club, for us, explains the Croatian coach Niko Kovac. We discussed it with Paul Mitchell, James Bunce and of course with the players. We all want to be together to prepare well. In addition, it is a protection that is necessary because we want to achieve our goal by protecting ourselves as much as possible (from the coronavirus) all together. In this bubble, there is no it’s just the players and the staff. “
In other words, ASM players will not see their loved ones until the end of next week. A problem for them? Not for left side Caio Henrique. “It is in the habits of football, relativizes the Brazilian. It is the same thing when we go in selection, our families understand that it is for our good and the good of the club. (…) It is a collective decision, the best decision for all of us. There are four important games to come. I had the Covid, but others did not. “