By Johnny Edward:
Elderson Echiejile is looking forward to a favorable outcome when his French side AS Monaco host Juventus in today’s UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie at the Stade Louis II.
Echiejile’s Monaco suffered a 1-0 loss in Italy but the Nigerian international is optimistic the deficit can be overturned infront of their home fans.
“We are looking forward to a good result that will qualify us. No one wants to get out of the Champions League at this stage, it is important for every player and the club.” he told Complete Sports.
Third-placed Monaco are four points clear of Marseille and Saint-Etienne in the Lique 1, while Lyon and Paris Saint-Germain are six points better off than the Principality club – with the champions also having a game in hand.
Head coach Jardim has stressed the importance of cutting out the errors against Juve.
“We lacked intensity at the end of the match [against Rennes],” he told reporters. “We started to feel fatigued. We’ll recover and correct the small things for the match against Juventus.”
Monaco are without Lacina Traore [leg], while Tiemoue Bakayoko [thigh] is a doubt.