Jardim: 'We need at least seven points'

UEFA Champions League

Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim has targeted a haul of at least seven points from the last three Champions League group games in order for last season's semi-finalists to have a chance of making it out of Group G.

Tuesday, 17 October, 2017

UEFA Champions League, Group G

Matchday 3 

 AS Monaco 1-2 Besiktas JK 

Leonardo Jardim (Monaco coach): "In the first half we were out of luck and didn't take our chances. Besiktas played simpler football than us. The second goal the Turks scored was lucky because there was an offside that wasn't blown up for. Besiktas were more experienced and more mature in their play and controlled the key moments better. It will be very difficult to qualify but there are still nine points up for grabs. We need to believe as it is still possible. I think we need a minimum of seven points from our last three games in order to think about going through. Football is cyclical and we need to deal with these difficult times and rediscover our confidence."

Djibril Sidibé (Monaco defender) "We lacked a lot of ingredients in tonight’s game and when you play at this level you cannot afford that. What’s happened as happened and we need to move on and focus on what we do well. We’ll talk about this amongst ourselves. We need to perform better on an individual and a collective level. We need to be more aggressive and play at greater speed. As long as there’s still a chance of qualifying we’ll keep believing in our chances. We know it will be difficult though."

Şenol Güneş (Besiktas coach): "We deserved to win and we stayed disciplined. We controlled the game and we had a lot of chances. Nothing has been decided yet and even Monaco, with one point from their first three games, can still qualify for the knockout stages. We've won all three of our group games and this was a great evening for Besiktas."



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