The manager of Galatasaray SK, Fatih Terim, has said that he is disappointed with his team’s performance in the Champions League match against Schalke 04. The Galatasaray team lost quite a few opportunities against Schalke 04 and the match eventually ended in a draw.
Galatasaray took the lead in the 12th minute of the match with the goal of Burak Yilmaz. Selcuk Inan assisted the goal with a fine pass.
Galatasaray lost its advantage just a few minutes before the half time break. Jermaine Jones scored the leveller for Schalke 04.
Talking to the reporters after the match, Fatih Terim said, “We started well and took the lead, but, we lost our concentration just a bit towards the end of the first half which gave Schalke the opportunity to equalize the scores.”
“We had quite a few opportunities to get ahead again in the second half, but, we failed in cashing on those chances and ended up playing a draw. I am really disappointed with this result. I had expected the boys to perform better than this.”
In this match, the former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba was included in the starting XI of Galatasaray. This was Drogba’s second match for Galatasaray. He had featured for his new team in the last match against Akhisar Belediyespor as well, but, in that match, he hadn’t started. He was sent onto the field as a substitute, but, he had scored a goal just 5 minutes after coming onto the field.
When asked about Drogba’s performance in his first couple of matches for Galatasaray, Terim said, “He has been fantastic so far. He was at his very best in the last match and today also, he played quite well. Hopefully, his form would remain good in the upcoming games as well.”