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Drogba enjoying Galatasaray 'adventure'

Published: Monday 8 April 2013, 10.00CET
"This is something very exciting," says Didier Drogba, as the hero of last year's final hopes to repeat the feat with new club Galatasaray AŞ who must overturn a three-goal deficit.

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Tournament statistics

Galatasaray
Real Madrid

11

Goals scored

21

63

Attempts on target

114

64

Attempts off target

67

41

Corners

56

29

Offsides

24

135

Fouls committed

107

23

Yellow cards

16

0

Red Cards

1

Standings

Matches

 
 
  
Published: Monday 8 April 2013, 10.00CET

Drogba enjoying Galatasaray 'adventure'

"This is something very exciting," says Didier Drogba, as the hero of last year's final hopes to repeat the feat with new club Galatasaray AŞ who must overturn a three-goal deficit.

"I have a special relationship with the Champions League – it is a trophy I had to wait a long time to touch," says Didier Drogba, with the forward eager to prolong his love affair with the competition as his Galatasaray AŞ side bid to overturn a 3-0 quarter-final deficit against Real Madrid CF on Tuesday.

As Chelsea FC's hero last season – scoring both the equaliser in the final and the winning penalty in the shoot-out – the 35-year-old Ivorian is hoping he can earn similarly legendary status with his new club, with whom he is delighted to be back on the biggest stage.

"It is a real joy for me to be back in the Champions League, and especially to hear its anthem at the beginning of each game," the striker said, holding the belief that Cimbom, whom he joined from Shanghai Shenhua FC in January, are on the cusp of great things.

"I have found a club that is ambitious, with a great project. They at some point want to win the Champions League. It is a great choice for me. I wanted to rediscover the passion I experienced in Marseille. I want to be part of this adventure, part of this challenge. This is something very exciting."

Last updated: 09/04/13 9.03CET

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