Cape Town - Monaco
manager Leonardo Jardim relished his side's 3-1 win over Manchester
City in the Champions League on Wednesday that saw them progress to the
quarter-finals of the competition.
The French side were trailing City 5-3 after a first leg defeat, but
Kylian Mbappe, Fabinho, and Tiemoue Bakayoko scored to ensure Monaco
went through on away goals with a 6-6 aggregate.
Monaco also eliminated Arsenal in 2015, and beat Tottenham twice during the Champions League group stage this campaign.
Jardim said: "Against English teams we have good results. We beat
Arsenal, City and Tottenham, three strong teams. Today is one of my best
moments as a coach but I hope it will not be the last.
"It is difficult to play against City and not concede but we are the
best attacking side in the world and I told my players if they scored
three goals they would qualify.
"They believed it and played really well. Now we are very happy."
City boss Pep Guardiola said it was his failure to convince his players
to be aggressive and attack in Monaco that resulted in their Champions
Guardiola chose an attacking line up for the second leg but City didn’t really threaten during a poor first-half showing.