Jardim: We won’t change for City

Leonardo Jardim says Monaco won't change their game for Manchester City and will attack their Champions League opponents at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night.

Speaking before training ahead of the last-16 first leg clash, Jardim praised City and manager Pep Guardiola before clearly revealing his intentions for the game.

He also said, while he doesn't see a comparison between the two sides, he recognises the quality that City possess.

He was reported as saying by the club's official website: "You know me well, I'm very realistic. Both teams like to have the ball, there are a lot of technical players on each side, the two sets of coaches are doing a good job, but we can't begin to compare the two projects.

"There's no comparison between the values of the two teams either… We have high-quality players too, but they have players who can win matches on their own."

He added: "This is an important message that I impress on the players: playing against Chambly, Paris or Tottenham, it's always the same. We are an attacking team. That's in our DNA, that's what we work towards.

"The team doesn't change depending on the opponent. On Wednesday, it will be our 11th game of the season in the Champions League, and we've always played the same way… Maybe the result hasn't always been the same, but that's how it is.

"This is my third year at Monaco and it's the second time we've made it to the last 16 of the Champions League. You're familiar with the club's project. The team has changed greatly, we've moved a lot of players on. Despite the changes, we've produced some great performances and we're playing at this level on merit."

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