Giuly not getting carried away
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Principality side returned to the head of affairs over the weekend courtesy of a 3-1 success at Lille.
Giuly is reticent to proclaim Monaco as the prime contenders for the title, particularly with a crunch clash against Bordeaux this week.
"I don't like to speak about the title," said Giuly. "It is useless to get inflamed.
"We must remain humble because we have a young group. But, of course, there is something great to do.
"This match against Bordeaux will be a turning point and we must not miss it."
Team-mate Jerome Rothen believes the success at Lille proved Monaco's title credentials and they now have the destiny of the trophy in their own hands.
Rothen said: "This day looked like a perfect scenario. Without being very good, we won, and we took advantage of the Marseille draw.
"Nothing is settled but we have everything in our hands. Now, we just have to win against Bordeaux."
L'OM chief Perrin, though, sought to turn the psychological screw by insisting Monaco are now favourites to lift the league crown after his own team's 0-0 draw with Strasbourg.
"Since November and December, I know Monaco are the team with the best form, they are the best," opined Perrin.
"Their players proved their worth during the last few weeks. The club's internal trouble has united the group.
"The cohesion was settled and their performances adapted to the quality of the group. Their group is quite superior to ours. They are favourites."