Conte paid tribute to Gala boss Roberto Mancini.
“Mancini’s an excellent Coach and Galatasaray are in good hands, just like they were with Terim. He’s only recently joined the club and it always takes a while to settle in and convey your philosophy to the squad.
“There isn’t a favourite for tomorrow’s match. We both approach it on a level playing field and I hope the team that has shown itself to be the best emerges victorious at the final whistle.
“We’ve certainly improved since the last time we met Galatasaray, but we know we’ll be up against a very good side.
“Players like Drogba and Sneijder are very dangerous and we’ll have to be on our guard throughout.”