UCL: Mourinho Wants Last 16 Pairing with Galatasaray for Drogba’s Reunion.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has says he wants to be paired with Turkish champions, Galatasaray, where former Blues striker Didier Drogba presently plies his trade, in the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League.

Ivory Coast international, Drogba, left Chelsea after lifting the Champions League trophy in eight years at Stamford Bridge in 2012.

Mourinho, who only returned to the Blues for a second spell last summer since leaving in 2007, said: “Galatasaray is very difficult but I would like Didier to come back here and feel what I felt.”

Chelsea claimed Group E poll position following their 1-0 victory over Steaua Bucharest on Wednesday night and could be up against runners-ups like; Bayern Leverkusen, Galatasaray, Olympiakos, Schalke, Zenit St Petersburg or Ac Milan.

Jose Mourinho Instructs Didier Drogba Before a Chelsea Substitution During His First Spell at the Bridge.
Jose Mourinho Instructs Didier Drogba Before a Chelsea Substitution During His First Spell at the Bridge.

Mourinho insists even if he misses the chance to reunite with Drogba in the round of 16, it is always a difficult draw against the best teams in Europe.

“In the second position we have difficult teams,” the Portuguese added.

“We have the Russian champions (Zenit St Petersburg), we have the Greek (Olympiakos).

“Leverkusen, as a German team, is always difficult. We have the Turkish champions with King Didier.

“And Milan is Milan. The only won seven times. It’s hard.”

Steaua Bucharest’s fans aimed green laser pointers at the Chelsea boss last night, prompting a warning over the stadium tannoy.

Mourinho said he was unruffled by the incident, adding: “I can’t worry about that during the game.

“I don’t know if it can create problems or not. But during the ga,e I felt it a couple of times. I felt the green, I felt no pain.”

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