Jardim: 'Important for the club'

Coupe de la Ligue

AS Monaco boss underlined the importance of Monaco's making it to a first Coupe de la Ligue final since 2003; opposite number Pablo Correa of Nancy was full of praise for his team despite the 1-0 semi-final loss in Monaco.

 AS Monaco  1 - 0  AS Nancy Lorraine 

Leonardo Jardim (AS Monaco coach): "It's not easy playing against a quality side who haven't played the week before and who are playing their biggest match of the year. We only had two days to recover, but we got there. It will be a good final, with two strong sides. Monaco's last final was in 2003. Fourteen years ago. I don't think that Sunday's match with PSG was in the players' heads. We're happy. We're into a final. I repeat, playing in a final is very important for the club."

Pablo Correa (AS Nancy-Lorraine coach): "We knew it wouldn't be the same kind of match as it was in the league [a 6-0 loss for Nancy]. Because we were playing in another system, because we knew what to expect and because it was a cup match. Cup matches play out on details, and unfortunately we were on the wrong end tonight. My players played the match I wanted to see. But there was an error at a very bad moment, as well as a lack of cutting edge up front. We feel a bit of injustice tonight. Not vis-à-vis Monaco, but vis-à-vis ourselves. But I'm persuaded that having matches like tonight's will serve us well for the future."


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