MONACO coach Leonardo Jardim believes everyone will want to play his team in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.
The Ligue 1 outfit booked their place in the last eight on away goals, after suffering a 2-0 loss at home to Arsenal on Tuesday.
And Jardim, whose team are set to go into the quarter-finals as underdogs regardless of who they draw, understands his side are the preferred opponent for others.
“In the quarter-final draw, all the teams will want to play Monaco,” he said.
“For me it will be the first time I have experienced the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
“We have to give credit to the players for what they did. Nobody was expecting us to be here. It’s a great reward.
“I enjoyed playing in front of a full stadium. I hope that for the next game our fans will be here again.”
A 3-1 win in London had Monaco in control of the tie, but they were only just able to hold onto that advantage after goals from Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey.
Jardim had no doubt his side were worthy of their spot in the last eight.
“It was the game that we expected, very intense. Arsenal took advantage of our mistakes to score but we were expecting that,” he said.
“We deserve to go through, we won 3-1 away. Today, Arsenal only won 2-0 so we deserve it.”