Drogba Aims To Repeat Chelsea Success With Galatasaray

Drogba Aims To Repeat Chelsea Success With Galatasaray

Didier Drogba hopes that he can win the Champions League for the second season in a row after sealing his move to Galatasaray.

 

The Ivory Coast international penned a 18 month contract with the Turkish giants following his short spell with Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenua.

 

"I'm coming to Galatasaray to win the Champions League. Galatasaray are a great club. Not only in Turkey, but in Europe too," Drogba told Milliyet.

 

"This season, they've reached the last 16 of the Champions League. I want to win this trophy for a second time in the Galatasaray jersey, and I believe that we can do it."

 

The striker joins Wesley Sneijder, Felipe Melo and Emmanuel Eboue in Istanbul, and he has nothing but praise for his new team-mates.

 

"Sneijder is a huge name. It's a great opportunity to play with him, for me as a striker. I know [Johan] Elmander, Melo and [Fernando] Muslera, too.

 

"Eboue is another player I like and admire. He told me he thought that Galatasaray had become a much bigger club. I know that I've come to a club with big targets and proud fans. I can't wait to wear their shirt."

 

Drogba also revealed that Galatasaray had attempted to sign him before, but Chelsea refused to let go of him at the time.

 

"Galatasaray had wanted me once before. Last season, Chelsea rejected it because they wanted to keep me."