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Golovin reveals Henry’s struggles at Monaco

MONACO - DECEMBER 11: Thierry Henry, Manager of Monaco reacts during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between AS Monaco and Borussia Dortmund at Stade Louis II on December 11, 2018 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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The French legendary footballer struggled as Monaco coach, and today Aleksandr Golovin has explained why.

AS Monaco hired French legendary footballer Thierry Henry in October 2018, to try to save them from relegation from the French Ligue 1.

But the Frenchman only managed to win four times in 20 matches, and in January he was sacked from the team.

And now Aleksandr Golovin explains what happened.

“Maybe Henry didn’t kill the role of the player inside of him,” Golovin was quoted by Give Me Sport.

“When things weren’t working out during practice he would get nervous and yell a lot. Maybe it was unnecessary. He would try to go out onto the field and show us how to practice and yell.”

He added: “Maybe a different manager would say ‘let’s go, get it together’, but he would get nervous right away and run onto the field and start playing and showing us things.”

“He would scream ‘try to get the ball away from me’. Players were mostly calm, but maybe they were in a bit of a shock.”

“You could tell he didn’t fully transition into the role of manager. He was a very strong player and the only players near his level at Monaco are maybe [Radamel] Falcao and [Cesc] Fabregas,” he concluded.

AS Monaco is very close to the relegation zone, as they are in the 16th position with 32 points, seven ahead of the relegation zone. They have won seven times in 32 matches played, drawing 11 and losing 14.