Toure hails dangerous Drogba

27 April 2009 10:53
Yaya Toure believes Didier Drogba is the best striker in world football when he is on top of his game.

The Barcelona midfielder is set to go head-to-head with the Chelsea frontman when the Blues travel to Camp Nou for the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final on Tuesday.

Ivory Coast international Toure is well aware of the danger posed by his countryman and expects Drogba to be the biggest threat to Barca's hopes of prolonging their European adventure.

He does, however, still expect the Spaniards to prevail over their Premier League opponents and is looking forward to the prospect of facing Arsenal, and his brother Kolo, in the final on 27th May.

"I am happy to be playing against a great club like Chelsea, they are a fantastic team," Toure told

"We have a very different style to them but they are capable of punishing you at any moment, like they did against Liverpool at Anfield (in the quarter-finals).

"They have my friend Drogba there and he is awesome. Thankfully I have never had to play against him before. When he is on song, he is the best striker in the world.

"But we also have three outstanding players in attack (Messi, Henry and Eto'o) and they are capable of winning any game.

"It will be a close contest, but I hope we will win and meet my brother in the final."

Source: SKY_Sports