Real Madrid not focused on just Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder

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Real Madrid will not solely focus their attentions on high-profile Galatasaray duo Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder during Wednesday's Champions League encounter, according to Los Blancos midfielder Sami Khedira.

Galatasaray head to the Santiago Bernabeu to face Real Madrid in the first leg of the last 16 tie as clear underdogs, but are boosted by having the experience of Drogba and Sneijder among their number, both of whom have won the competition.

Drogba, who clinched victory in the Champions League final for Chelsea last season, and Sneijder will be the clear threats for Real Madrid over the two legs, although Khedira is wary of the other Galatasaray players who will test the Spanish champions.

The 25-year-old has outlined Hamit Altintop, formerly of Real Madrid, as an opponent with the potential to cause Real Madrid problems, and Khedira will not be taking the Turkish giants lightly, despite Real Madrid's position as favourites.

"Those two players [Drogba and Sneijder] have brought a new quality to the team, but they have other great players," he told the Uefa Champions League Magazine.

"For example [Hamit] Altintop, who I know, and who scored in their last match [against Schalke]. It is always difficult to play against Turkish teams, so we must focus on the whole team and take it seriously, not just focus on Drogba or Snejider.

"If we do, I'm sure we'll get to the semi-finals."

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