Who by Jordi Mboula, Samuel Grandsir or Sofiane Diop will be the best to replace Rony Lopes during his absence in Monaco, which the Champions League on Tuesday (21:00) against Atlético de Madrid finds?
The start of the transfer window makes his task more complicated and Leonardo Jardim tackles the Champions League without Rony Lopes, his best player last season. Touching hamstring, the Portuguese will leave a big empty right of the attack for four weeks, trying to fill different Monegas.
Jordi Mboula (ESP, 19, 7 matches in L1): the sprinter
He was the attractor of the Champions League afternoons last year, when he played in the youth league with the Monegasque youth. At the kick-off of FC Barcelona in July 2017, the right winger saw the new wave appear this summer and of course he joined the professional group he had watched from a distance. Although he only had three entries in the spring in the spring, he was appointed twice in August. When Jardim was able to notice his speed, rattling, he also saw that his talent did not melt into a collective. The Spaniard seeks too often for the individual abuse, is not in love with the defensive withdrawal, but his ability to take the space can be a strong trump against, and it is exactly a situation that the ASM will often know. Tuesday night.
Samuel Grandsir (22 years, 42 matches in L1): the employee
After a full season in Troyes, he arrived in Monaco, where his status is necessarily different. Grandsir started the first two games of L1 on the bench, but he does well: decisive passer in Nantes (3-1, 11 August), he replaced Mboula against Lille (0-0, August 18) and managed what the old Barcelona had missed. He turned to the collective and provided better passes and his volume increased, even if his next matches were more disappointing. The international Espoirs knows how to defend and knows how to defend. This rigor allows him to scratch the playing time as the right side. He began to prepare for the job, and his profile can be particularly interesting if Jardim wants to solidify his right-hand lane before he thinks he's dangerous.
Sofiane Diop (18 years, 3 matches in L1): the brave
The former Rennais is the one who has become the fastest of the mass of young talents recruited this summer. Titularized in Nantes as playmaker at the opening of the L1, he was impressed by not hesitating to carry the ball. "I tell myself that it is a chance to be there, I do not see why I would put myself under pressure," he told us. He was aware that not all matches would be so clear, and just as the competition was extended, he had to wait until Saturday to live his second term, right 4-3-3. He does not strike, but he is still not afraid to take responsibility, even though he was more discreet than Nantes. This feat and his heavy legs do not make him the first candidate for a tenure this Tuesday night, but we will see him again.