Jardim: Not annoyed, but not happy

AS Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim was far from satisfied after his team let their lead slip twice to draw 2-2 with Stade de Reims at Stade Louis II on Friday.

Vagner Love scored a brace for the home side in the fifth and 38th minutes, but goals from Gaetan Charbonnier and Diego saw the visitors earn themselves a point.

"After going 2-1 up, we had the chance to score a third, and we didn't take it," Jardim said. "There were two good saves from the goalkeeper, and then we conceded on the counter-attack.

"When you don't score that third goal, you give your opponents confidence. Our situation isn't good. I'm not annoyed, but I'm not happy. I didn't speak to my players after the match. I never speak immediately after a game."

The win leaves Monaco second in the Ligue 1 standings, with PSG still well ahead in first and Lyon seven points adrift in third, but both have a game in hand.

"We gave ourselves work to do to get a point," said Reims head coach Olivier Guegan. "We could have done better, but we'll settle for the draw.

"To equalise twice against one of the best defences in Ligue 1 is good for the squad. I'd like to highlight the moral and mental virtues, the desire not to give up on anything, even after conceding four minutes in and being behind 2-1 at half-time."

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