Jeremy Toulalan hopes Monaco's Champions League inexperience can be a positive when they take on Bayer Leverkusen in Group C on Tuesday.
Monaco and new coach Jardim have endured a disastrous start to the new Ligue 1 season, with defeat to Lyon on Friday leaving Monaco second-from-bottom of the table with just four points to after five matches.
The arrival of Bundesliga leaders Leverkusen to the Stade Louis II therefore seems ill-timed but, despite...
Monaco and Bayer Leverkusen go into their Champions League opener with contrasting form and contrasting objectives on Tuesday night.
Leverkusen lead the Bundesliga and have won five out of six games this season but for Monaco, Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Lyon has left them in 19th place in Ligue 1.
"Clearly for us, the game against Guingamp is more important because tomorrow is about the Champions League," said Monaco midfielder Jeremy Toulalan.
"We know what that represents and it has a special aroma;...
Young midfielder Corentin Tolisso's winner saw Lyon inflict Monaco's third defeat of the fledgling Ligue 1 season.
Nabil Fekir's opener was quickly cancelled out by Lucas Ocampos and Monaco, led by Dimitar Berbatov, threatened repeatedly -- but Tolisso struck in the 74th minute to secure a 2-1 win, only the second in five games this season for Hubert Fournier's side.
Monaco were second in the table last season, their first following promotion back to the top flight, but having lost the likes of...