Champions League final in Monaco sights, says Glik

26 April 2017 10:27

Monaco defender Kamil Glik is confident that his side can shock Juventus and reach the Champions League final for the first time since 2004.

Leonardo Jardim’s side have been one of the surprise teams of the tournament this season and have overcome Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund already in the knockout phase.

The Ligue 1 leaders face their sternest test yet in the last four against a Juve side who beat Barcelona 3-0 on aggregate in the quarter-finals to keep their own hopes of a treble alive.

Although he concedes that the tie will be tough, Glik says Monaco are under no pressure and have every chance of springing another surprise.

“It will not be easy but there’s no pressure on us,” he told Tuttosport.

“I think every team was hoping to draw Monaco, but look how far we’ve come. I believe we can get to the final. We’ll try to surprise everyone again.”

Glik will be tasked with stopping the formidable attacking duo of Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain across the two legs, with Juve’s Argentina international forwards having scored 46 goals between them in all competitions this term.

The former Torino man acknowledges their ability but is determined to keep them nullified.

“Dybala and Higuain are very important and we will try to contain them,” he said.

Monaco host Juve on May 3 before the return leg in Turin on May 9.

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