Juventus will be taking on Galatasaray, who have former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba in the ranks, in the group stages of the Champions league. The Italians definitely need three points from this fixture after only managing a draw against FC Copenhagen in the first group match. Defender Leonardo Bonucci has said that Drogba remains a major threat and Juventus should be wary of him. The former Chelsea striker won this competition almost single-handedly only in 2012. He says that Drogba will be very hard to stop if he is motivated and in form.
Drogba did not score in the 6-1 defeat suffered at the hands of Real Madrid. This defeat will also be a major motivational factor for the Turkish club, who have recently appointed Roberto Mancini is the new manager. The former Manchester City boss, though, does not have a great record in the Champions league. Juventus manager Antonio Conte made it a priority for Juventus to do well in Europe this season after managing to get knocked out at the quarter-final stage last season. The Italians have been the domestic champions for the last two years in succession.
The 26-year-old Italian international has also alluded to this fact ahead of this crunch match. Meanwhile, Madrid will be taking on Copenhagen in their group match.
“Drogba is certainly one of the best strikers in the world and has gone to Galatasaray after his experience in China, with the desire to keep surprising. He inspired Chelsea to Champions League glory and tomorrow we’ll be up against a motivated striker who will want to do well. We should watch out for this Ivorian player because he could be dangerous,” said Bonucci. More dropped points from this encounter will make it very tough for Juventus to qualify for the knockout stages of the competition.