Playing against English teams suits us well- Monaco Coach

Monaco head coach, Leonardo Jardim, has maintained his excellent record against English teams when his side

Monaco Manager, Leonardo Jardim Credit:                                       sportsopera

defeated Manchester City on Wednesday to qualify for the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League.

Tiemoue Bakayoko’s header 13 minutes from time gave the League 1 side the needed victory to progress to the next stage of the competition having played 5-3 at Etihad last month.

Jardim led Monaco past Arsenal at the same last-16 stage two years ago and his side won Group E this time around thanks to a pair of 2-1 wins over Tottenham, who were eliminated, Sports Opera reports.

Jardim said during a post-match press conference that, “We knocked out the second-placed [third] team in the Premier League – this absolutely shows the quality of French football.”

“We did a great first half, where City had no play,” Jardim added. “Everybody is happy. We had a great match and we deserve this qualification.”

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