With 77 points in the league before the last trip to Lens, Niko Kovac and his men have largely exceeded the objectives set at the start of the season.
Monaco manager Niko Kovac has termed the prospect of his team winning the Ligue 1 as a “great miracle”, considering the slim chances of a league triumph. The French club will emerge victorious in case of a defeat for Lille at Angers followed by a loss for PSG at Brest along with a win at Lens for the Kovac-led side, by a sizeable margin. Kovac termed the season as a “great” one, despite the limited chances of winning Ligue 1, hailing his players for their performances.
“It would be a great miracle (if we win Ligue 1). More seriously I think that Lille and PSG will fight for this title and we will fight for third place. I think LOSC are way too strong defensively to concede so many goals, and likewise Lens. For the moment, Lille have the cards in their hand. It’s not easy, but I think they will hold on,” said the Monaco manager in an interaction with the club’s official website.
“We have had a great season so far. Nobody expected to see AS Monaco at this level of play and so high in the table at the start of the year. The aggressiveness, the intensity, the goals we scored. We have been one of the best teams in Europe in 2021, and I think we can be proud of that. But we are competitors and we still want to win the last game of this great season. We can make things even better,” he added.
Kovac believes that it would not be a disappointment for the supporters if the team fails to finish in a Champions League spot.
“Yes and no. If you look at where we came from I would tend to say no. The team, the staff and I know where we started from. Even if we play in the Europa League, it will always be better than last season. We have to do our job. It wouldn’t make sense to watch what other people are doing. I want to focus on my game and my players and do my job so that we win. If we do our job, everything will be fine,” he concluded.