Jardim laments misfortune

AS Monaco head coach Leonardo Jardim thought his side were unlucky to lose 3-2 to Lorient at Stade Louis II on Sunday, and says that his team is still a work in progress.

Monaco went behind to an epic, long-range strike from Didier Ndong, with Benjamin Jeannot adding a second for Lorient soon afterwards.

Almamy Toure's header and a neat free-kick from Thomas Lemar brought Les Rouges et Blancs back on level terms, but Benjamin Moukandjo latched onto a long ball over the top from Yann Jouffre to tap home the winner.

"We had the better chances before our opponents scored," Jardim said. "We had no luck, but their goal was a beautiful one. It was not a result of a defensive problem. Credit is due to our opponent.

"We came back into it after the second goal, but they scored a third on the counter-attack, and we ran out of solutions. All matches are difficult, not just at home.

"Our team has a lot of potential, but we still need to work hard to progress. Later in the season, this team will not lose a game like this."

Monaco's second defeat of the season follows their only win so far, over Ajaccio last weekend, to leave them 11th in the Ligue 1 standings with eight points from six matches.

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