Jardim calls for more from Monaco

Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim has confirmed Pietro Pellegri faces around a month on the sidelines with a thigh injury.

Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim has urged his side to improve after a poor start to the season.

The Stade Louis II club have lost to Lyon and Metz in their first two games of the season, going down 3-0 on each occasion.

Jardim has no plans to make wholesale changes to his Monaco side, but he is well aware they need to improve quickly to avoid another season battling against the drop.

“I think everyone here is used to the pressure of football,” he said, as reported by the club website. “It’s all part of the job. I am a thoughtful person and I am not destabilized by critics. It is easier to criticize than to find solutions. Today we are in a society where everything is going very fast. As soon as something goes wrong, we ask for changes. I am also here to defend club alumni who have participated in the club’s good results in the past.”

He added: “We need to do better and that means working everyday. We always have the obligation to win, the goal is always the same. The club brings players little by little to change things. To try to create a good dynamic.”

Monaco are back in Ligue 1 action on Sunday when they host Nimes, who have also failed to pick up any points after two games.