We can spring a surprise today: Didier Drogba

Sep 17, 2013, 00:49 IST | Goal.com

Striker confident that Galatasaray can upset Spanish giants in tonight's game

Didier Drogba is hopeful that Galatasaray can upset Real Madrid in tonight’s Champions League encounter in Istanbul.

Didier Drogba
Remember me? Didier Drogba celebrates after scoring in last season’s quarter-final second leg match against Real Madrid in Istanbul. PIC/AFP

The Turkish champions recorded a 3-2 home win over Madrid in the quarter-finals of last year’s edition of European club football’s elite competition and even though they were eventually beaten 5-2 on aggregate, Drogba remains optimistic about his side’s chances.

“Madrid are a great club with some great players. Football is a game of 11 against 11 on the pitch, though, so why would we not be able to spring a surprise,” he was quoted as saying by AS.

“We can make our fans go crazy with the way we play. I remember last year when the Madrid players were in shock. They all told me that our fans are crazy and I think the Galatasaray supporters are the best.

“I hope that they will cheer us on against Madrid and we want to repay them with a good result. “It would only be normal if we finished third or fourth in our group, but anything can happen in football. I believe in this team.” Galatasaray will also have to deal with Juventus and Copenhagen in Group B.

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