Sidibe urges Monaco to plough on
AS Monaco's Djibril Sidibé has told The Ligue 1 Show on beIN Sports he and his team-mates must focus on maintaining their spectacular form if they want to be champions of France.
Monaco head into Week 30 of the season with a three-points advantage over second-placed reigning champions Paris Saint-Germain and a further two points in hand on OGC Nice in third.
Monaco travel north to SM Caen on Sunday, kicking off six hours before PSG entertain Olympique Lyonnais at the Parc des Princes and a day after Nice's game at FC Nantes on Saturday.
To ensure the principality club remains out in front in the three-horse race for the title, however, Sidibé warned the rest of the squad not to look over their shoulders.
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"There are still teams in it with us like Paris Saint-Germain and Nice," said the France international full-back. "It's up to us to lead the way and reach our targets by carrying on the way we know and enjoying ourselves."
His thoughts were echoed by coach Leonardo Jardim, who has transformed his team from one whose defence was its strongest asset into a side that is the leading scorer in any of Europe's top five leagues.
"We are just nine games away from the end of the season," said the Portuguese tactician, who steered his team beyond Manchester City and into the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday - read the match report here!
"Opponents have had time to analyse our game and put together a defensive strategy that can halt us. But that's normal, we're not worried."