The new Monaco coach referred to the style of play that he will seek to impregnate in his team. “We want to play offensively, with aggression and speed,” he said.
Niko Kovac was formalized as a technician for Monaco in July. The Croatian spoke this weekend with L’Equipe and made his aspirations clear in this new challenge.
“I am not a coach who stays off the field and watches while always looking upset. The game is my passion and without passion we will achieve nothing. I try to be close and I don’t want the players to be afraid of me. We are not friends but we have to have a good relationship, “said the former Bayern Munich coach.
In addition, he said he hopes to develop his idea with a long-term project. “I signed a three-year contract and sports director Paul Mitchell showed that a process is taking place. You cannot do everything overnight. I know that in football there is no time, but in our case yes and we will demonstrate it with the correct way of doing it, “he explained.
Regarding the idea that he will seek for his team to capture on the field of play, Kovac stated: “I consider that the scorers win the matches and the defenders win the titles. I saw that Monaco received 44 goals last season in 28 matches. And Reims , in sixth place, he only suffered 21 goals. This is a key point that depends on all the players. But we also want to play offensively, with aggression and speed. “
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