Youri Tielemans backs Thierry Henry to succeed at AS Monaco
AS Monaco midfielder Youri Tielemans has backed manager Thierry Henry to succeed with the Principality outfit despite failing to overturn their fortunes. The legendary Frenchman was handed his maiden stint in management with Monaco last month but things have since not gone on the right path with the team yet to experience a win under his tutelage.
Amidst this, there has already been plenty of criticism towards the former Arsenal star but Tielemans believes the Frenchman can put an end to the club's dreadful run across all competitions, he said: “Yes of course [I have faith], he's a really good coach, he has some ideas he wants to put in the team. The team is working hard to change things. I know from here [he's a good coach] that he has a good knowledge of football and he tries to transmit it to his players.”
“Since Henry took over, Monaco have played six matches across all competitions and during this period “,they have managed just two draws and four defeats including a thumping 4-0 home loss at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain over the weekend. As such, “they have yet to“ secure a victory since the opening day triumph over Nantes and the run sees them already five points adrift of safety.
Meanwhile, Tielemans has been picked by Belgium once more for the upcoming Nations League games against Iceland and Switzerland and a minimum of four points from the two matches would assure them of reaching the finals of the newly-formed competition. Prior to that, the former Anderlecht man was quizzed about the potential switch to the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur to which he replied: “We will see [about moving to the Premier League]. We will see in the future. I won't say [if there's been contact from Tottenham].”