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Didier Drogba insists Galatasaray can cause upsets

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Didier Drogba is convinced that his Galatasaray side can cause a shock when they meet Real Madrid in the Champions League this week, according to Goal.com

The two sides met last year in the quarter finals of the European competition but the Spanish giants won on aggregate 5-3, despite a topsy-turvy second leg in which a Drogba inspired Galatasaray won 3-2.

This year, the Turkish side find themselves in a tough group. As well as 'Los Blancos' they also have Juventus and FC Copenhagen to negotiate.

The former Chelsea striker admits it will be a tough ask to emulate last years run: "If you look at the teams in the group then it is normal to think we will finish third or fourth, but in football anything can happen,"

"I believe in this team and I think that we can qualify for the next phase."

Drogba also admitted that his side hold no fears about playing Madrid who have been boosted by the world record transfer of Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur, who then scored on his debut in a 2-2 draw against Villarreal.

"With our game we can get the fans to cheer,

"Last season, Madrid’s players were in shock. After the game they said it was crazy, we have great fans.

"And it's true, our fans are the best. I hope that on Tuesday they are behind us, as always, and that we can give them a nice surprise.

"It will be difficult to win, but I hope that we can get a good result. Madrid are a great club with great players, but football is played on the field, 11 against 11, so why not?"

Drogba has great experience in the competition. In his final game for the Blues, he netted the winning penalty against Bayern Munich to win the coveted trophy. 

The Ivorian joined Galatasaray in January following a failed spell in China with Shanghai Shenhua. 

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