Drogba: I'm here to win

Didier Drogba will do his best to curb his emotions on his return to Stamford Bridge with Galatasaray on Tuesday and try to get his side into the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Last Updated: 17/03/14 at 21:12 Post Comment

Didier Drogba: Expects an emotional return to Stamford Bridge

Didier Drogba: Expects an emotional return to Stamford Bridge

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Drogba spent eight seasons with Chelsea, and his send-off in the summer of 2012 was the winning penalty in the Champions League final win over Bayern Munich.

The Ivory Coast striker has a close affinity with the club, players including current Chelsea stars Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole, boss Jose Mourinho and the fans, who he admits it would be tough celebrating a Galatasaray goal in front of.

He also revealed he has no regrets about bringing an end to his stay with the club in the wake of such a career-high.

"I belong to Galatasaray but of course there will be emotions. To see the Chelsea fans was special in Turkey but the game was tough," Drogba said.

"With all the respect I have for this club and the players I might not celebrate but if we win I will be happy.

"I think to leave Chelsea on a high was great. If I could do it I would do it again but I would always say I believe in destiny. If I wanted to play again for this team it could have happened a long time ago but it didn't and I am happy to be at Galatasaray.

"I just want to win this game and qualify. There is nothing personal against anyone here, there never will be."

Drogba also hinted he might not have represented Chelsea for the last time, with his contract in Turkey expiring at the end of the season, and he added: "I can't turn my back and say I will do something different, maybe as a coach maybe something different. I will stay in football. Do you want to work here (Chelsea)? Yes of course but not now I still want to play."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Transfer news: Everton complete loan deal for David Henen from Olympiakos

Everton beat Monday’s transfer deadline to sign Belgian forward David Henen on a season-long loan from Olympiakos.

Transfer Deadline Day: Hull City splash out but Radamel Falcao move to Manchester United makes headlines

Hull were the most active club on deadline day but it was Man Utd's signing of Radamel Falcao which grabbed headlines.

Transfer news: Radamel Falcao joins Manchester United from Monaco on season-long loan

Manchester United have signed Monaco striker Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan with an option to buy.

Mail Box

Danny Welbeck - Yes, No And Maybe

And understandably busy Mailbox with the instant reactions with those happy and sad on their club's transfer dealings. On Welbeck, Arsenal, United, Spurs and loans...

It's That Time Again: 'Wenger Out'

Are Arsenal fans the ficklest in the Premier League? That's one question in the mailbox as Gooners call for Wenger to leave (again). Plus, plenty of reaction to Falcao...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property