By Johnny Edward:
Elderson Echiejile is looking forward to a favorable outcome when his French side AS Monaco hosts Juventus in Wednesday’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 in-front 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, 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.