Thierry Henry 'positive' despite loss in Monaco bow
Last Updated: 21/10/18 12:13am
Thierry Henry vowed to stay positive despite suffering a 2-1 defeat in his first match as Monaco head coach.
Having taken over from Leonardo Jardim, Henry watched on as his 10-man Monaco side slumped to a 2-1 loss at Strasbourg on Saturday to drop into the Ligue 1 relegation zone.
The principality club have failed to win in 11 games in all competitions since the opening weekend of the French top-flight season, and are only above bottom-team Guingamp on goal difference.
"It wasn't easy, we tried to put something in place which worked at the beginning, and then we conceded that goal that I don't need to describe... Human error, I don't want to wipe the floor with anyone," said Henry.
"Then we tried to change the game, and unfortunately Sam (Grandsir) is sent off. After that it was even harder, but we still tried to keep playing.
"But I want to keep positive despite the negatives... The game could have turned in our favour, but it didn't. In addition, we lost (Radamel) Falcao at the beginning. It wasn't the dream scenario."
Monaco, who were runners-up to PSG last season, are now 24 points adrift of the reigning champions after they cruised to a 5-0 thrashing of Amiens at the Parc des Princes despite resting several key players.
A dreadful error by Monaco's third-choice goalkeeper Seydou Sy gifted Strasbourg midfielder Adrien Thomasson an early opener, and substitute Samuel Grandsir was sent off midway through the second half.
Lebo Mothiba doubled the advantage, and a late Youri Tielemans penalty was a mere consolation for the 2017 Ligue 1 title-winners.