Ranieri: Monaco needed to escape winless slump

After three games without a win in all competitions, Monaco ended their slump with victory at Nantes' Stade de la Beaujoire on Sunday thanks to Mounir Obbadi's 70th-minute goal.

The win kept Monaco just a point behind second-placed Lille and five points adrift of Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain but Ranieri was more focused on what the success meant for his players, while the 62-year-old Italian also praised his team's performance versus Nantes.

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