Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim promises attacking approach


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Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim insists his side will adopt an attacking approach during the second leg of their Champions League semi-final tie with Juventus.

Les Rouges et Blancs will head into Tuesday’s match at the Juventus Stadium trailing 2-0 from the first leg and so face an uphill task if they are to progress through to the final in Cardiff on June 3.

Jardim has adopted an attacking philosophy with Monaco throughout the season and has promised to stick to his principles during the match in Turin, even though they will be coming up against one of the meanest defences in Europe.

“We will have to attack with our minds free of bad thoughts,” Jardim told reporters.

“In the first leg we had the same number of shots on goal as Juve, but they were more clinical.

“Obviously they are more mature than we are but we lost because we didn’t make the most of our chances. Tomorrow we want to keep our dream alive: our objective is to reach the final.”

The 42-year-old insists he is proud of his players no matter what the outcome of the second leg, as they are still on course to claim a first Ligue 1 title since the turn of the century.

“I’m very proud of my players and what they have done so far, regardless of Tuesday’s result,” he added.

Monaco are priced at 5.25 to secure a victory on Tuesday night while Juventus are available at 1.67. The draw is on offer at 4.00.

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