Arda Turan: Atletico can handle anyone

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 as they eased past AC Milan 5-1 on aggregate after Tuesday's 4-1 win second-leg win at the Vicente Calderon.

And the former Galatasaray striker admits that his side's opponents in the next round will provide a difficult test, but he feels they can put up a good fight against any team.

"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 discuss Galatasaray's chances of progressing to the quarter-finals of the competition as they prepare to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge next Tuesday after drawing 1-1 in Turkey. 

“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."