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Oct 19, 2018 at 1am UK at ​Stade de la Meinau (Strasbourg)
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Result: Henry knows he must ‘heal minds’ to bring about Monaco improvement

Result: Henry knows he must ‘heal minds’ to bring about Monaco improvement
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Former Arsenal star is back in the Principality charged with dragging the club out of trouble.

Thierry Henry has admitted his Monaco players need to rediscover their confidence as he prepares for his first game in charge of the Ligue 1 strugglers at Strasbourg on Saturday.

The former France international has taken over a team in crisis, with last weekend’s home defeat to Rennes – their 10th game without a win – dumping them into the relegation zone.

And Henry appreciates the size of the task ahead at ninth-placed Strasbourg, who have made a solid start to the season and head into the game on a run of two games without defeat.

Henry told reporters at a press conference: “I have talked to them about finding the desire to play. We have to regain confidence and security.

“We still have some players who have been champions of France, and there are others who will become so.

“It is necessary to heal the players’ minds on the pitch. They have to be brave and they have to show creativity with the ball – to find that desire to play and work whilst having fun.”

Henry, whose status as a coach rose during his role as assistant to Belgium boss Roberto Martinez, has been spending time studying Saturday’s opponents as well as recalling some memories from his playing days.

“I am not impatient but I really want the players to start working on some of the concepts I have set up for Strasbourg,” added Henry.

“They (Strasbourg) have been working in a certain way since the beginning of the season and I know that they are in a better place now than they were at this stage last season.

“It is not easy but video will be my best friend for a while. I have already played at the (Stade de la) Meinau and I know the atmosphere there is amazing, so it is not going to be easy.”

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Paris Saint-GermainPSG1313004573839
2Lille1382321101126
3Montpellier HSCMontpellier137422081225
4Lyon137332316724
5Saint-EtienneSt Etienne136521917223
6Marseille137152421322
7Nice136251014-420
8StrasbourgStrasbourg134632016418
9Reims13454812-417
10NantesNantes134452018216
11Bordeaux134451415-116
12Rennes134451619-316
13Angers134361719-215
14Nimes133551820-214
15Toulouse133551121-1014
16AmiensAmiens134181321-813
17Caen132651116-512
18Dijon133281223-1111
19MonacoMonaco131481222-107
20GuingampGuingamp13148928-197

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