After yesterday’s Champions League match between Chelsea FC and Galatasaray SK, former Chelsea forward Didier Drogba spoke about the significance of the night and his side’s chances in the second leg. Drogba was relatively quiet throughout the match and was substituted late in the second half. His major contribution was a flicked header from a corner that should have been tapped in by Galatasaray captain Selcuk Inan but it somehow came off the post. It looked easier for Inan to score but Gala still found their vital equalizer and head to London with Chelsea only ahead on away goals.
Drogba spoke to media after the match and said:
“It was a special game, to play against my old team-mates. I didn’t get a lot of chances but the header was perfect – well, not perfect because I didn’t score, but it was a great cross, I wish I could have scored this one but there is another game. Chelsea are the better team on paper but second half we showed we can create them some problems. Now we have to go out and do it at Stamford Bridge. They played on the counter-attack and we were a bit naive two or three times. We know they are dangerous, we have to work on that and solve these problems. If we manage to score a goal there, it’s a different game. One-one is a good result.”
It was indeed a special game as a reunion between Drogba and his old friends but the match itself was a bit of a bore after both sides settled in for the draw. The return leg at Stamford Bridge should be very emotional for Drogba, his old teammates, Mourinho, and the Chelsea supporters who will give their old striker an ovation he deserves. They will be hoping that it comes at the beginning of a comprehensive victory by the Blues and any goals Drogba scores will only be of the consolation sort.
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