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Drogba hails ‘special’ game


DROG-GALA-CHELSEALONDON, England, February 27- Didier Drogba admitted it was ‘special’ to come up against former club Chelsea as Galatasaray earned a 1-1 draw in the Champions League last-16 on Wednesday.

The striker secured legend status at Stamford Bridge in 2012, ending his eight-year association with the Blues by scoring the winning penalty in the Champions League final before taking his career to China and then Turkey.

And, after coming up against his former team-mates for the first time since leaving west London, and almost scoring with a trademark header, Drogba told Sky Sports: “It was a special game, to play against my old team-mates.

“I didn’t get a lot of chances but the header was perfect – well, not perfect because I didn’t score, but it was a great cross, I wish I could have scored this one but there is another game.

“It was a great game and I think it is a good result.

“Chelsea are the better team on paper but second half we showed we can create them some problems. Now we have to go out and do it at Stamford Bridge.

“They played on the counter-attack and we were a bit naive two or three times. We know they are dangerous, we have to work on that and solve these problems.

“If we manage to score a goal there, it’s a different game. One-one is a good result.”