‘We have the toughest opponents’

Galatasaray Coach Fatih Terim believes that his side have drawn 'the most difficult opponents' in Real Madrid.

The Turkish team will play Los Blancos in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday evening.

And the 59-year-old has insisted that it will be tough for his men to progress to the semi-final.

“When the draw was made we drew a team whose goal is to win the title,” he told a Press conference.

“Madrid have some of the most important players in the world and they have maybe the best Coach in the world.

“Madrid at home are very effective. They have achieved great success in this stadium. They have one of the most dangerous and powerful players in the world in [Cristiano] Ronaldo.

“We have got the most difficult opponents in the quarter-finals. This is not an excuse though. If I were the Coach of any of the other seven teams I would also have asked to be drawn against Galatasaray.

“We must analyse what our team has done in this tournament up until now though. Me and Mr Mourinho have a long friendship. He is a very open and modest person. We have been speaking about things that two good friends speak about.

“I trust in my team and in my players. We came from the group of Manchester United and then knocked out Schalke, so we fought very hard and we will continue to fight.

“We will look to continue doing our best. We are going to play with the idea of pushing every limit. I have never told my players that one goal was enough. I always tell them to overcome their limits, to keep on growing."

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