Posts tagged: Didier Drogba

Didier Drogba pays tribute to retiring Petr Cech

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has paid tribute to goalkeeper Petr Cech after the veteran announced that he would be retiring at the end of the season. The 36-year-old will be concluding his professional career with Arsenal but it was with the Blues where he made a strong impression by guiding them to numerous trophies including the prestigious Champions League crown in 2012.

Speaking at an event arranged by the Football Writer’s Association, Drogba praised the efforts of Cech during his time in west London and highlighted that the Blues may not have won the Champions League, had it not been for the veteran’s saves against Bayern Munich in the penalty shootout.
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Drogba impressed by Liverpool

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba said that he has been impressed by Liverpool this season. He said that many pundits have given Manchester City as the favorite to win the Premier League but Liverpool have refused so far to accept that.

He said that they have been on a good run themselves and that they have remained undefeated since the start of the season. He said that the team is currently on a good form and that it will be difficult for another team to beat them, especially with their confidence now so high.
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Didier Drogba believes Gerard Pique is the toughest defender he had ever faced

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has suggested that Barcelona’s Gerard Pique is probably the toughest defender he has faced during his playing career. The Ivorian recently hung up his boots after 20 years in the beautiful game where he won numerous accolades including the prestigious Champions League trophy with Chelsea in 2012.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Drogba was asked about the toughest ever defender faced during his career where he pointed out Pique’s name, he said:”I think[toughest opponent was] Pique because our battles were really, really tough. But at the same time, like with all of them, you know like big guys, top players, top men, class. It’s very difficult for me to say one that I played against because most of the time I was playing against two defenders, so one of the best pair I played against was Vidic and Ferdinand. And the other one was [Carles] Puyol and Pique.”
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Didier Drogba offers advice to Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has offered advice to Blues duo Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata after their struggles to find the scoresheet during the early part of the season. The pair have shared the duties upfront under the guidance of new manager Maurizio Sarri but neither has managed to impress sufficiently with their scoring prowess.

In a report covered by The Star, Drogba suggested that it is not easy to adjust to a new club and believes the duo need to get the confidence in their game to make a genuine difference, he said: “I hope they will have the same success that I had. When I came [to Chelsea] it wasn’t easy for me. I think for strikers it is just a matter of confidence and do you want to improve your game and make yourself more difficult to play against. I think that’s what they are doing and I hope they will get more success because they deserve it.”
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DROGBA: RONALDO IS THE BEST STRIKER IN THE WORLD

Ivory Coast football legend Didier Drogba opines that Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is the best striker in the world. The former Chelsea striker is convinced of Ronaldo’s abilities but he was reminded of what the five-time Ballon d’Or winner could do when he watched him score the decider in the Portugal vs. Morocco game.

Drogba, who is in Russia as a World Cup pundit for the BBC, said Ronaldo is “the best striker in the world” at the moment. He said the Portuguese was complete as he scores headers, left foot, right foot, free kicks and all. Ronaldo has scored a penalty, a long range effort, a free kick and a header all in Russia so far.
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