Jardim wants big Monaco performance

AS Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim admits his side will have to put in a concerted effort to ensure they beat Guingamp in their Ligue 1 clash on Saturday.

The French outfit come into the game on the back of an energy-sapping 5-3 defeat at Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Jardim revealed that he will have to rotate his players to off-set squad fatigue, as he aims to maintain first position in the league.

"It’s always difficult to go from a Champions League game to the domestic league. We’ll need a big AS Monaco performance to win at Guingamp," he told the press.

"They’re a very strong side with lots of experience. They’ve beaten Paris, Marseille and Lyon. It will be a very difficult match."

He added: "To get big performances from AS Monaco, you have to rotate the squad. The players can’t play every game at 100% for 90 minutes. We need to rotate. Mendy is suspended, Jemerson is coming back. We’ll make two or three changes. We need everyone."