Satisfied with the qualification of AS Monaco for the final of the Coupe de France obtained Thursday evening against Rumilly (5-1), the Principality’s coach Niko Kovac is delighted at the idea of returning to PSG next Wednesday at the Stade de France. But the former Bayern Munich coach approaches the meeting in the skin of an outsider.
Monaco is holding its final. ASM did not tremble against Rumilly. Niko Kovac’s players dictated their law, that of the strongest, against the formation of National 2 Thursday evening in the semi-final of the Coupe de France (victory 5-1). With this victory, the Monegasques can dream of a trophy next Wednesday in the final at the Stade de France. But it will be necessary to win against PSG, Montpellier striker on Wednesday and who will play very big after their elimination in the Champions League. “I am happy to come back to Paris and play this final against PSG, which is a great team,” said the former Bayern coach after the meeting. The objective was to bring Monaco back to the fore and even to win a trophy. We are already European and we have a great opportunity to win a trophy. “
“Continue to dream”
Would Kovac consider the Cup a bonus? Not sure, but he willingly leaves the pressure to Kylian Mbappé and his partners, in danger in the league and who can fear a season without a title: “We will be outsiders, announces the technician of the Principality. The players want to continue to grow and go to the as high as possible. We must continue to dream. “
For the players of Rumilly, the dream only lasted about twenty minutes, the time to gain the advantage before losing heavily to a Monegasque team that was too strong for them. “I congratulate Rumilly, the coach and the players, for their course and their match, continues Kovac. This team played well especially in the first period during which it put a lot of intensity into the game. The goal conceded was maybe necessary for us because we gained momentum afterwards and our opponents fell in particular in the second half. We came back well in the match and at the level of the rhythm it was much better. I won’t say that we have was scared because the opener came after twenty minutes and there was still time to play and before that goal we had some opportunities. ” Before the final of the Coupe de France, Monaco will host Rennes on Sunday evening with the aim of keeping its 3rd place in Ligue 1.