GALA WERE LUCKY

The Ivory Coast international striker Didier Drogba has said that Galatasaray have been extremely fortunate to get a 0-0 draw in the recent match against Anatolia.

Galatasaray have been on a seven match unbeaten run before this match, and they managed to extend the unbeaten run to 8 matches following this draw. However, the former Chelsea striker Drogba admitted that his team were lucky to come away with a point. Drogba has said that it was an extremely tough match especially after the Champions league exertions for Galatasaray. The Turkish club are currently top of the table with a seven-point advantage over the second placed Besiktas.

The club recently brought in the likes of Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder. They will be required to produce a great performance when Galatasaray take on Schalke in the second leg of the Champions League last 16 stage. Drogba has said that the team needs to work on several aspects if they are to be at their peak when they take on Schalke in a week's time. The club's league match against Gen├žlerbirli─či will take place on Friday instead of the weekends, thus giving the Turkish club a slight advantage going into the match against Schalke. The first leg ended in a 1-1 draw, which favours the German club.

"It was a tough game, we played a good team. We were lucky to go home with a point. We must now spend the next 2-3 days analysing our performance. Yesterday [on Saturday], we encountered some difficulties in entering the final third," said Drogba in an interview after the match to Lig TV. The 34-year-old striker managed to win the Champions league only in the summer with his former club Chelsea. He has made three appearances for Galatasaray and has scored one goal, which came in the Champions league.