AS Monaco head coach Thierry Henry has urged his players to keep their heads up despite the club’s poor run of form in the French top-flight. Monaco have been trapped in the drop zone since the opening weeks of the campaign and they suffered another league defeat at the hands of Guingamp over the weekend.
Speaking after the game, Henry admitted that the result was not planned, given the club had recently got the better of Amiens and Caen, who have been lingering around the relegation places. The former Arsenal star added that the team can take the positives from the performance and they are still plenty of games left to overturn their fortunes.
He said: “This defeat is really difficult. We will come back and work to find formulas and solutions. This match can do good for the state of mind. I’m not in the heads of players but after winning at Amiens and Caen, we thought we wanted to win against Guingamp. You have to keep your head up and straight but continue to work as I said after the victories. The club is together, but the results are not there. There are still many points to take. That’s positive.”
“Monaco took the option to dismiss Leonardo Jardim during the early part of the campaign “after the club registered just one league victory until October. Thereafter, Henry was surprisingly appointed as the successor despite “having no managerial experience “ and the move has not worked out with just two more wins to the club’s tally.
As such, the Principality outfit are currently four points adrift of safety at nearly the halfway stage of the season and Henry will be hoping that the team can come up with a renewed mindset when the campaign restarts after the short winter break.