Raggi: Juve scared of Monaco

Andrea Raggi believes that Juventus is aware of the threat AS Monaco poses to their Champions League campaign, saying that the French club are out for revenge.

Raggi, central defender for the tournament's surprise package, knows that his side is in for a stern test against the club that eliminated them from the tournament in 2015, but spoke with great confidence of the likelihood for payback.

“It’s certainly a tough draw, as Juve are at the top level and even stronger than they were two years ago," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport. 

"Having said that, so are we, and this is an opportunity for revenge,” he continued.

“We never did get over the 2015 elimination to Juventus and this is the right chance to make up for it, even with interest, seeing as there’s a place in the final at stake. We’ve got unfinished business.

“Two years ago, in Turin they were happy to draw Monaco, but I think now they’ll be slightly less pleased. We scare everyone now,” the 32-year old added.

“Their defence remains remarkable, plus they have Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala in attack. Fortunately Sami Khedira is suspended for the first leg, as he brings added value.

“In 2014 we had a young and rebellious side, but now we are so dangerous in attack. From the midfield up, we don’t care who we’re facing, we play the same way," said Raggi.

The former Bologna player went on to praise one of the stars of the tournament, his teammate Kylian Mbappe.

“Mbappé is a real phenomenon. When you take him on in training, you need to pray and hope he gets something wrong, otherwise there’s no stopping him. 

"In the one-on-one he is so fast and has great technique. He didn’t feel any pressure against Manchester City or Borussia Dortmund.

“I hope he continues to sustain the pressure against Juve, so he’ll score two against them as well,” Raggi added.