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'We can handle any team' - Turan backs Atletico to reach Champions League last four

'We can handle any team' - Turan backs Atletico to reach Champions League last four

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The Turkey international says it doesn't matter who his side meet in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and is hopeful that Galatasaray can beat Chelsea next week

Atletico Madrid winger Arda Turan believes his side can beat anyone in the last-eight of the Champions League.

The Spanish side progressed to the quarter-finals of Europe's premier club competition on Tuesday, as they beat AC Milan 4-1 at the Vicente Calderon to seal a 5-1 aggregate victory over two legs.

And while the former Galatasaray star admits that his side's opponents in the next round will provide a difficult test, he feels he and his current team-mates can match whatever team they are drawn against.

"Now we’ll see who we have to face. A more difficult match awaits us," he told RadyoSpor. "But this team might win something. We’re doing everything we can for it.

"We can’t choose who we think will give us the best chance of going through. We can handle any team, we are strong. The opponent doesn’t matter."

The 27-year-old then went on to back his former club - who drew 1-1 with Chelsea in Turkey - to progress to the quarter-finals next Tuesday when they travel to Stamford Bridge.

“I hope Galatasaray do well," he added.

"The 1-1 scoreline wasn't a bad result at all, one goal in London and who knows what can happen.

"I get the feeling Galatasaray can knock out Chelsea from the competition, they definitely have the capability." 

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