‘Galatasaray strong for Sneijder, Drogba’

Emilio Butragueno has reflected that Real Madrid will not have it easy in facing Galatasaray in the Champions League quarter-finals.

The Spanish will face two legs against the Turkish outfit in April to play for a place in the competition’s semi-finals.

“We are in the quarter-finals of the best tournament in Europe so nothing can be considered easy,” Butragueno told reporters at today’s draw in Nyon.

“If [Galatasaray] have reached this stage it's because they have been capable of doing so. They put in a great effort against Schalke and got through that tie after not having had an easy time of it.

“We will have to achieve a good result at home. The return leg is [in Istanbul] and we know how passionate their fans are.

“Wesley Sneijder and Didier Drogba have made Galatasaray even stronger. We are quite far away from our objective in Liga so that makes [winning] the Champions League an even bigger motivation.”

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