AS Monaco lost for the fourth time in five games as Olympique Lyonnais hammered them 3-0 on Sunday to move into third place in Ligue 1.
The loss pushed Monaco back into the relegation zone in the league, with 13 points from 17 games. Manager Thierry Henry this week said that this season is a marathon for the team, not a sprint. He is expecting a turn-around in performance to take time.
Monaco has conceded more goals this season than any team in Europe’s top five leagues – 45 goals in all competitions.
Henry said, “I think we made life too easy for Lyon. On the goals, we are at fault. We made the match too easy. It’s a heavy, hard defeat. Above all, when we make too many mistakes, a team like Lyon, which has many qualities, will score goals.”
Henry is frustrated at not seeing desire on the pitch when he sees it in training.