The centre-back has hailed the Ivorian's strength and says he remains a "massive threat" after Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Turkish side at Stamford Bridge
Drogba failed to get on the scoresheet on his return to Stamford Bridge as the Blues cruised to a 2-0 victory on the night thanks to goals from Samuel Eto’o and Gary Cahill.
The result secures a 3-1 aggregate win for the Blues and books their safe passage into the quarter-finals of the competition, with the draw set to take place on Friday.
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"It was really strange actually - even in the first leg, he's so strong," he told Sky Sports.
"When the ball goes up from the keeper, no matter how strong you are, you can't get it off him and I don't think there's anyone better in the world, even still today doing that job in that role.
"He's still a massive threat and still a top, top player and I think it was great for him to finally get a proper send-off from the Chelsea fans tonight.
"Didier's been in the dressing room saying 'hello' to everyone, it's like the old boys reuniting tonight but it's a good win, there's some happy faces and now we focus on the weekend."
Terry also felt his side were rarely troubled by Galatasaray and admitted that Eto’o's fourth minute goal had allowed his side to relax.
"I thought it was fairly comfortable tonight throughout the game. Didier had a chance late on, but other than that, they didn't really threaten,” he added.
"I think with the early goal as well, that settled us. But even at 2-0, they were always in the game because a goal puts us on a knife edge at the end. But thankfully it was 2-0 and another clean sheet."