Didier Drogba wants some time and patience from the Chelsea fans to come up with his form for the blues who made his 1st start for Chelsea this season vs Shalke in the Champions league clash last night which ended in a draw.
The 36yr old missed last week’s premier league clash vs Swansea City with an ankle injury and with a huge premier league game coming up this Sunday manager Jose Mourinho didn’t take the risk of starting his 1st choice forward Diego Costa who is struggling with some thigh injury.
“Diego Costa is not in condition to play three matches in a week. He has problems when he plays one game, he needs a week to recover.” – Mourinho
Didier Drogba failed to convert multiple chances
Drogba had some good chances in the game especially in the 2nd half where he could have found the net with a dangerous cross from Willian from the right flank. In the other chance, The Ivorian missed the goal by 2 inches that he described unluckily.
“I had [chances], especially the one in the second half. It was a clear chance and I think it’s unlucky.” –
The Chelsea hero who won the trophy in his last appearance for the club in the Champions League made some better impact in the 2nd half of the game than the 1st 45 min.
“I was feeling much better in the second half. I’m like a diesel, I need time, ”
“If I score there there’s no more game. The fact that you don’t score, they still believe in the equaliser, and that’s what happened afterwards.”
“The good thing is no pain in the ankle, so now I can start working and training and improve the condition.” – Didier Drogba after the Chelsea vs Shalke game.
However, Jose Mourinho is happy with Didier Drogba’s part in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw.
“I am happy with what he did. If he scores that goal in this moment we’re speaking about 2-0, not 1-1. We had very good chances to score the 2-0 and we didn’t.
“After the 1-1, we had a fantastic reaction and chances to win the game but that’s football, that’s Champions League, that’s normal.”
“Congratulations to them because they got their objective. Yes, a little bit of frustration for us because we did everything to win and we couldn’t.”
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