Jardim looking to shore up leaky Monaco defence

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Leonardo Jardim said he needs to work on his Monaco side's defending after an error-strewn 4-3 defeat against Marseille at Stade Louis II.

Leonardo Jardim said he needs to work on his Monaco side’s defending after an error-strewn 4-3 defeat against Marseille at Stade Louis II.

Monaco enjoyed a great start to the Ligue 1 clash with a brace from Wissam Ben Yedder putting them two-up inside the opening 26 minutes.

However, Marseille pulled back two goals in the space of three minutes – from Dario Benedetto and Valere Germain – to leave them level four minutes before half-time.

Dimitri Payet put Marseille ahead on the hour before Benedetto grabbed his second on 66 minutes to virtually seal the points for the visitors.

Keita gave Monaco hopes of a fightback when he pulled one back 15 minutes from time, but Marseille held on for the win.

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The result leaves Monaco without a win in five games and sitting second-bottom in Ligue 1 with just two points.

Afterwards, Jardim felt his players “panicked” when Marseille made it 2-1 and he bemoaned the mistakes made in conceding the four goals.

He said: “They came back with a lot of confidence, but we still reacted well with the third goal. It is difficult for us, but we made a lot of mistakes. We must be more vigilant.”

Jardim added: “I will not compare the beginning of this season to last year. The important thing is this year. We give away a lot of goals, and we need to work on that. We need to adjust our defense; we must stay more focused and have more impact.”

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