Tuesday October 1 2013
Bonucci respects Drogba threat

Leonardo Bonucci is aware that his Juventus defence will be tested by the ability of Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba on Wednesday.

“We’ll need to remain fully alert when playing against him,” the Italian international said ahead of the Champions League tie.

“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.”

The Turin tie on Wednesday will be crucial to the Old Lady given that they surprisingly dropped points in their 1-1 draw at Copenhagen.

“We’ll need to give everything we have tomorrow, because we have only one objective which is to win,” the 26-year-old added.

“You are almost forced to do that here at Juventus…

“Going further than we did in last year’s Champions League is one of our aims for the season. Therefore we’ll be out to claim all three points tomorrow night.”

The Old Lady reached the last eight of the European Cup last season before being dismissed by eventual champions Bayern Munich.

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