Giuly blow for Monaco
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The France international playmaker has been recovering from a broken bone in his foot, but will not be fit enough to play in the second leg of their clash with Lokomotiv.
Giuly says that he tried to rush back in order to play in the match, but is still not fit enough to figure in the Stade Louis II encounter.
"I am fine. I wanted to play that Champions League match, and so I tried to return too quickly," said Giuly.
"I can run, I can kick the ball in a certain way. But if I get a blow or a bad foothold, there is a danger.
"I am feeling better and better, but I still have some pain. The bone is not strong enough. So now we will take time. I will prepare to be fit in two weeks.
"It could even happen against Chateauroux. If not, it will be the next weekend against Sochaux. That would be fine."
Deschamps was hoping to have Giuly back fit as his side look to overturn a 2-1 deficit from the first leg in Moscow.
However, Deschamps will also be without influential defender Sebastien Squillaci, who has not recovered from a strained muscle in time.
More positive for Monaco is the news that African striker Shabani Nonda has returned to training after a serious knee injury.
The Congo striker says that he is hoping to play again before the end of the season.
"It is great," said Nonda of his return to training. "Moreover, I feel my knee is stronger than before.
"I have already resumed training sessions, but with a specific programme. Now it is the coach's programme. That changes everything.
"I hope to be able to play 20 minutes in about one month or six weeks."