AS Monaco head coach Leonardo Jardim was happy with his team's 1-0 win over Stade de Reims at Stade Auguste-Delaune II on Sunday.
An 11th minute header from Bernardo Silva was enough for all three points in a match that also saw Reims defender Antoine Devaux sent off.
"Away from home, our team is very compact and very good in the transitions," Jardim said. "We tried to score the second goal, first by playing our usual game and then by trying to be more direct.
"We didn't manage to put the game to bed, but I think we deserved the victory. I changed things around on the flanks by putting Dirar on the right and Bernardo Silva on the left, and with Carrillo through the middle, and it worked well.
"It is easier to play on the counter-attack than by taking the game to teams, which is why we do better away from home.
"We are more dangerous on the break. The team played really well and showed a great attitude. This is our second win in a week, so it has been a good week."