Following Folarin Balogun’s double penalty miss against OGC Nice, which ultimately proved costly for AS Monaco, manager Adi Hütter offered words of support for his striker.
Balogn opened his Monaco account last weekend, scoring just three minutes after replacing Wissam Ben Yedder. The former Arsenal striker was, as a result, handed his first start for the Principality club against OGC Nice on Friday. However, both of Balogun’s penalties were saved by Marcin Bulka, before an injury-time winner from Jérémie Boga added insult to injury.
However, in a press conference attended by Get French Football News, Hütter defended Balogun. “He was unlucky today, but we win together and we lose together. We have to help him a lot because he is frustrated too. He wanted to score the second penalty, but sometimes this is football in the end. We have to help him and we will. In the end, we have good conversations and positive communication. In the future, he will help us a lot. He is a young striker. This evening isn’t one of his best, but as I said, we win together, we lose together,” said the Austrian coach.