Tuesday , January 31 2023

Golovin in Monaco: The nightmare is not over


Thierry Henry

Mikhail Goncharov
Mikhail Goncharov

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Hell, who hit "Monaco" and Golovin. Horror continues

The club falls on all fronts. And not just the poor results of the sport.


More recently, I have seen Monaco as a prosperous club with competent leadership, a strong coach, young progressive players, a cool philosophy and a bright future. I quietly accompanied the most talented footballer to the principality and I was sure he was a great choice for him to go up. But it's been a few months and I already want to say out loud: "Get out of there, Sasha!

Once again, remember all the circles of hell that you've been through "Monaco" in the current season.

15 non-winning matches in all tournaments

In the new season, Monegasques came against the backdrop of a defeat against PSG in the French Super Cup match – 0: 4, and this failure was a warning of a grim future. Let's say that in the first round Monaco won against Nantes (3: 1), but this victory, dated August 11, remains the only thing in the championship that is in the Champions League. Since then – five draws and 10 losses in two tournaments with a total goal difference of 11-27.

Goin 'bad without CSKA. "Monaco" at the bottom

Monegasques does not even save a legal error in their favor.

19th place in the championship

Of course, with such deplorable results, we can only talk about the struggle for survival. The titles "So you can fly!" They were first seen in the media as hyperbolic literary techniques to make materials more exposed, but now fully reflects the essence of what is happening. "Monaco" with seven points in the 19th place, the penultimate place. The neighbors below – "Gengam" – the same, but slightly weaker gap.

Last place in the Champions League

From the fight for the playoffs, Monaco actually gave up after the first two rounds. But there was hope at least for the Spring League of Europe, because competition is not the most formidable Brugge. But first, the Golovina team played 1: 1, and yesterday managed to burn 0: 4 home. With one point, she is now at the base, and the exit there is almost impossible.

Withdrawal from the head coach

"Monaco" collapsed, but it seemed like leadership would not make sharp moves and keep the head coach Leonard Jardimwho did a lot for the club. Unfortunately. October 11, the Portuguese was dismissed. It is unlikely that for Golovin this is a very bad event. Yes, Zhardim believed in him and was interested in the transfer, but Alexander's level should allow him to play with any coach. Another thing is the legend Thierry Henry things are not better – three losses and two draws in five games. I wonder how long it will take.

Monaco dismissed the coach, who invited Golovin. But he is not a coach

Zhardim failed. Nobody can handle the situation.

11 injured

Someone may not know, but Monaco has one of the most powerful teams in the French championship. It is third in terms of cost (296 million euros), according to the transfermarkt portal by PSG (867.7) and Lyon (373.4). But all of this is virtual. The reality is that the club in the principality suffers from wounds all the time. This is also true for Golovin, who lost the start of the championship due to ankle damage and has now retired for two weeks due to ankle problems. Monaco also could not count Sidibe's main defender at different times (back closer to September), Roni Lopesha (on the contrary, he gave up in September and is still not playing), Jovetich (missed September, recovered , home match with Brugge). On Tuesday, Glick's central defender also dropped out and in the hospital today there are 11 (!) People: Subasic, Traore, Raji, Golovin, Roni beatsPellegri, Neram, Aolu, Goebbels, Glick.

Thierry Henry is the new Monaco coach. Now Golovin will work with him.

The French did not start from below.

Possible problems with financial fair play

On Monday, foreign publications referring to Football Leaks reported that the owner of "Monaco" Dmitri Rybolovlev has invested large amounts in the club, bypassing the correct financial rules introduced by UEFA. According to the source, a contract was signed with a marketing agency, whose head promised Monaco a total payment of 1.4 billion euros over 10 years. At the same time, Rybolovlev had to hire offshore companies in Hong Kong and the Virgin Islands, and the terms of the deal with the company were hijacked by UEFA to avoid allegations of violating financial rules.

The club denied the fees through the official website and UEFA has not yet commented on the information. But the story may continue.

Rybolovlev – in custody

Tuesday morning, on the day of the match with Brugge, the owner of Monaco was placed in custody. The arrest is related to a judicial investigation against him, based on allegations of corruption and trafficking of influence. Businessman's lawyers have called for the customer's presumption of innocence. Read more about this story here.

The Russian owner of Monaco is detained before the Champions League match. For what?

In the game itself, Golovin did not play because of an accident, while Monaco lost to Brugge home 0-4.

Next – a PSG match

On Sunday, the Monegasque will meet with the French championship leader, who scored 12 wins in 12 rounds, scored 41 goals and missed only seven. There is a suspicion that this game will be for Monaco, drained of blood and a crushed psychic, the next round of hell. But Golovin, fortunately or unfortunately, will not play against the Parisian superclub.

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