Reims’ Will Still believes that Monaco are currently the best side in Ligue 1

Speaking ahead of Stade de Reims’ match against table-topping AS Monaco on Saturday, manager Will Still labelled his opponent as the best side in Ligue 1. 

Monaco are currently top of Ligue 1 and no side has scored more than Adi Hütter’s men this season. They come into Saturday’s match at the Stade Auguste Delaune full of confidence having beaten Olympique de Marseille 3-2 in matchday seven. Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Hütter said that “danger comes from everywhere” in his team, and the returns of Aleksandr Golovin and Takumi Minamino will bolster an already frightening attacking arsenal. 

Still is fully aware of the task at hand, and believes that, in Monaco, Reims are coming up against the strongest side currently in Ligue 1. “At the minute, they’re the best team in Ligue 1. They run a lot, they’re very quick and for a long time. They score a lot of goals collectively; it is a team with a real playing philosophy and that does a lot of harm to their opponent. Quite simply, we’re going to play the best team in the division currently so it will be a really good match with a lot of quality,” said Still in a pre-match press conference, transcribed by La Diagonale

Whilst Monaco are perhaps, in the words of Still, the best team in the division, Reims can overtake them with victory on Saturday. Depending on results elsewhere, the Champagne side could even top Ligue 1 themselves by the end of matchday eight, however, the English manager sought to downplay the importance of such a feat in an interview with the Ligue 1 Show

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