Philippe Clément, Monaco
Coupe de France

Clément: Monaco loss 'unacceptable'

Clément: Monaco loss 'unacceptable'

Coupe de France
Publish on 01/07 at 22:31 - S. TELFORD


AS Monaco were stunned by second-tier Rodez FC in the Coupe de France on Saturday, leaving head coach Philippe Clément less than impressed.

Monaco looked to be cruising after Maghnes Akliouche and Wissam Ben Yedder fired them into a 2-0 lead at the Stade Louis II, but goals from Joseph Mendes and former Rouge et Blanc centre-back Aymen Abdennour levelled the tie before the visitors ultimately won on penalties.


Monaco have won the Coupe de France five times and were runners-up as recently as 2021, but they will have to absorb a Round of 64 exit this time around.



"It's unacceptable," said Clément after the game. "I'm annoyed with the last 25 minutes. In the first half we conceded a goal from Rodez's only chance. We defended badly; the striker was free to score.


"The second half started well, and we should have put it beyond doubt.


"By the end of the game I didn't recognise my team, our intensity, our quality of play [but] I don't think the result after 90 minutes is deserved."


Monaco have won four of their last five games in Ligue 1 Uber Eats, climbing up to fifth in the process, and will be looking to rebound against FC Lorient at the Stade du Moustoir next Wednesday.

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