Jardim switches focus to next game as Monaco down Brest
Leonardo Jardim quickly turned his attention to the clash with Montpellier after watching Monaco hammer Brest 4-1 on Sunday night.
Striker Islam Slimani, who is on loan from Leicester City, was the star of the show as he scored one goal and provided a hat-trick of assists during a man-of-the match performance.
Wissam Ben Yedder broke the deadlock after 26 minutes before Slimani doubled the lead just after the hour mark with his fourth goal of the season so far.
Slimani then laid on the third for Gelson Martins in the 73rd minute, before Keita Balde completed the scoring for Monaco in the 86th minute.
The win moves Monaco up to 12th position in Ligue 1, and although he was delighted with the win, Jardim quickly switched his focus to the next game with Montpellier.
“It’s a positive night, the team played well, we had a lot of opportunities to score a second goal. But in the second half, we managed to make things happen, I think that the victory is deserved,” Jardim said.
“When we talk about pressure, for me the victories bring more smiles but we continue to work on the next match. From Monday we begin to prepare for the match against Montpellier.
“The important thing today is that players are able to play well for more than 90 minutes consecutively to play with a more collective ethos. At the beginning of the season, it was more difficult.”