The 32 year old Italian defender of Monaco backs his team mate Mbappe to shine for them against the Italian outfit Juventus in the Champions league semi final.


According to the Italian defender the presence of the 18 year old French international Kylian Mbappe will help his side to ease passed the Juventus side in the Champions league quarter final.

This season the 18 year old is going through a purple patch in his life as he has scored 22 goals for them in his 36 appearances.

In their previous Champions league match against Dortmund he has scored three times for his side in the two legs,

After the 2003-2004 session the French based side Monaco reached to the semi’s this time and they will take down the Serie A giants Juventus in the Semi’s.

But the Italian defender believes that in their match against the Juventus he can make the difference for them.

Raggi said: "He is a true phenomenon,"

"When you face him in training you have to cross yourself and hope that something goes wrong and stops him. In one-on-ones he is very fast and has great technique. He is a serene boy.

"He didn’t feel any pressure against Manchester City or Borussia Dortmund. I hope he sustains the pressure against Juve, so he’ll score two against them as well.”

Two years back the Juventus side eliminated the Monaco side from the Champions league quarter final and the Defender says this is the time for them to take the revenge.

He added: "Juve are at the top level and even stronger than they were two years ago. Having said that, so are we, and this is our chance for revenge.

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

“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.”