Monaco’s Abdennour: We Were Better Than Juventus

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Written by Peter Pedroncelli

Monaco’s Tunisian centre-back Aymen Abdennour believes that his club out-performed Italian champions Juventus in their quarter-final second leg match on Wednesday night.

Juventus progressed to the semi-finals of the competition following a 0-0 draw in their crunch encounter with Monaco, due to a 1-0 first leg victory in Turin last week.

The slender lead proved to be enough in the end, as the side from the principality were not capable of scoring in front of their home fans, but thanks to the efforts of the French side’s defence, which included Tunisian Abdennour, the usually prolific Juve attack were kept at bay.

Speaking straight after the goalless draw, the Monaco defender gave his views on the encounter, mentioning that he believed the home team was the better performing team on the night.

“We defended well and deserved to win, or at the very least to score a goal,” Abdennour said to BeIn Sports.

“On the pitch tonight I saw a Monaco side who played better than Juventus all over the park and deserved to win. This is football and at times you can lose when playing better. Now we have to turn the page and concentrate on Ligue 1 to get a spot on the podium,” he added.

Abdennour is a amongst a group of 10 African players who were recently shortlisted for the Marc Vivien Foe award, recognising the best African footballer in the French Ligue 1.