French legend Thierry Henry is still waiting for his taste of victory as Monaco manager after a rollercoaster 2 – 2 draw with Dijon on Saturday, that stretched their winless run to 10 games.
After a 2 – 1 defeat at Strasbourg and 1 – 1 Champions League draw against Club Brugge, Monaco yet again failed to impress after they gave away a lead and played out a 2 – 2 draw against Dijon on Saturday. This result means that Monaco are second from the bottom of the table and only goal difference keeps them above Guingamp, something that Monaco wouldn’t and shouldn’t be proud of given their rich history and the calibre of players they have produced.
When the job is harder than you thought it would be…
Monaco 1-2 Dijon – As it stands, Thierry Henry's side are rock bottom of Ligue 1! pic.twitter.com/vz3ADrgYmk
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Henrichs gave Monaco the lead in the 29th minute but Thierry Henry’s joy was short-lived as Dijon leveled just five minutes later with a clinical finish. Monaco, who haven’t managed to win since their opening day victory against Nantes never seemed like a team with the will and the fight needed to win. They looked extremely disjointed in the second half and they paid a price when a well-worked move by Dijon saw them put another past the Monaco keeper who was fazed by a deflection. But it took a powerful header from centre back Glik to salvage a point and avoid them being defeated yet again.
0% — Thierry Henry's win percentage in the Ligue 1, since he took over at Monaco. 👀 pic.twitter.com/VoTQM04yEb
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Henry after the game expressed his willingness to stay positive and said that it was good that they came back from a draw, but also agreed that a win is not a win and that they must get better if they are to even stay in the league. They were expected to challenge PSG this season after they won the French League, more recently. But as of now, they are expected to get some points to show for and move up the table and finish in the top half at the least. Monaco have produced some stellar players including the likes of Mbappe and Fabinho who have all moved on from the club and the owners at the club believe that Thierry Henry would be the man to rebuild this Monaco team from scratch.
He hasn’t had the best of starts as the manager of Monaco, but one would expect that he would take time to get the ball rolling for Monaco. Monaco are 25 points behind PSG who they finished runners-up to last season and Henry will be responsible to lead this Monaco team and as all managers do, he will need some time to leave his impression on the World of football, but as a manager this time.