Monaco’s First 2020/2021 League Victory Excites Onyekuru
By Our Correspondent
Super Eagles forward Henry Onyekuru has expressed his delight after his club, Monaco recorded its first victory in the French 2020/2021 Ligue 1 season following a 1-0 victory over Metz.l, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report
Onyekuru who played in the 2-2 draw against Reims in the league opener in matchday one was again handed a starting XI jersey at the Stade Saint-Symphorein.
The forward who return from a loan spell at Galatasaray last season, however did not play full time as he came off for Jean Eudes Aholou in the 57th minute.
Onyekuru who spent the second stanza of last season with Galatasaray on loan took to his Twitter account to celebrate the victory.
He wrote, “First win of the season! Nouvelle année!Nouveau challenge! Prenez soin devour.”
Monaco played almost all the second half with 10 men following the red card on Youssouf Fofana shortly after the second half restart.
The victory was also Niko Kovac first win as Monaco coach who took over from Jardem.
The Croatian in his post-match conference savoured the victory and admitted it was a difficult game especially playing with one man down.
“It was a very difficult match for us, especially in the second half.
“We played with ten against eleven after halftime and for a coach it’s never easy because you can’t predict a red card.
“But the reaction from the team has been very good, like last week.
“We showed a lot of character and a great fighting spirit in the second half.
“We are happy to have won, especially since AS Monaco’s last victory was in February.
“Now we have two weeks to prepare for the next game.
“It’s true that we faced a very aggressive team.
“It was more complicated to develop our style of play, to find space.
“Today we played better without than with the ball but I hope we can find a happy medium between the Reims game where we had a lot of chances and this very interesting trip to Metz defensively.