Jardim: These youngsters are killing me

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AS Monaco head coach Leonardo Jardim was happy with the 1-0 win over Ajaccio at Stade Ange Casanova on Sunday, but admits that he is not ready to trust his young players.

Brazilian right-back Fabinho struck in the 17th minute to send all three points back to the principality, but it was a nervy win for the Portuguese boss.

"Monaco are happy to win the match but I think all these youngsters are going to be the death of me," he said. "Our defensive line helped us win the match, but our young players in midfield and attack missed a lot of chances.

"We could have scored a second goal and had an easier end to the game. When you miss all these chances, you give confidence to your opponents. They start to think they can get a draw.

"We could have drawn, we could have won 2-0 or 3-0. That's football. Our objective is to play well, but that's not easy.

"These youngsters have come from small clubs where they are not used to the pressure of trying to finish in the top places. But our job is to help them progress. I think we deserved the win."

The result was Monaco's first victory since opening day and lifts them up to eighth in the Ligue 1 standings.