MONACO MADE FRENCH FOOTBALL PROUD-JARDIM

Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim believes Monaco did French football proud in their exhilarating run to the Champions League semi-finals.

The Ligue 1 champions-elect came up short against Scudetto holders Juventus, going down 2-1 on Tuesday in Turin after a 2-0 defeat on home soil the previous week.

Jardim told beIN Sports: “On one side was a team with a lot of experience and the other a lot of youth.

“We are very happy to have been in this semi-final, I’m very proud of the players. We played today after we played on Saturday [against Nancy], and the players did their best.

“We could not have played for the draw. It is a result that makes us leave with our heads held high.

“We represented French football well. Now let’s focus on the championship. Let’s recover well, the players made a lot of effort here in Turin.”

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