Robert Moreno has already achieved something unique: winning a draw with Monaco at the Parc des Princes by scoring three goals, a first for an opposing team in more than nine years in Ligue 1. For his debut at the head of a professional club, the 42-year-old Spanish coach left a lasting impression. "We are very happy because it all depends on the last result in football," replied the Catalan soberly on Tuesday at a press conference. We had a great match against the best team in France and to say the opposite would not be fair. "
And now a second round immediately arises against PSG, this Wednesday evening, at Louis-II. A curiosity of the calendar due to the postponement of this shock of the 15th day of Ligue 1 due to bad weather, at the end of November. "It will be even more difficult. They do not know how to achieve two bad results in a row, ”said the former assistant to Luis Enrique, whose recipes to annoy Tuchel and his band of stars are easier to predict than to achieve.
"The coach has entered the group"
Great follower of 4-4-2 – he wrote a book on this subject -, Moreno knew how to make his team shine in this scheme while his German counterpart expected more "the same device as with Spain", namely a 4-3-3. "We tried in 4-3-3 but we left a lot of spaces," said Moreno after the good result on Sunday. A match is like a game of chess and we adopted another pattern in 4-4-2 to play on our strengths which were expressed against. ”
The entry of striker Slimani (65th minute) for midfielder Fabregas finished disrupting PSG to allow the Algerian to score the goal of equalization. A daring change when most of the teams land in Paris with the aim of collecting as little as possible. “The coach brought his dynamism, his ideas, assured Keita Baldé before 3-3 on Sunday. He entered the group very well. He explained well what he wanted to do, his basics. We are trying to put them in place ”.
"The identity of the game will not be seen in a single game," warned Robert Moreno, however. I'm going to put it on every game. If you change everything at the first problem, it is that you do not believe what you said. Our intentions are always the same. Well beyond the tactics and the state of mind, it will also be necessary for Monaco to physically resist such an early revenge against a PSG undoubtedly very uplifted. "We have to do better not to take three goals," says Moreno. A second good result in four days against Mbappé, Neymar and others would already place the Spaniard as one of the coaches of the season in Ligue 1.