I want to stay a Chelsea player, pleads Didier Drogba, after Champions League victory over Napoli
Didier Drogba wants to stay at Chelsea for “as long as possible” after their historic Champions League comeback against Napoli, but added: “I’m not master of my destiny”.
Drogba proved last night that, even at the age of 34, he is still Chelsea’s main man, opening the scoring in their thrilling 4-1 extra-time win at Stamford Bridge.
The striker looks set to leave the club – seemingly for a lucrative payday in China – when his contract expires at the end of the season, following failed negotiations over a new deal.
However, he admits Wednesday night’s 5-4 aggregate success has made him want to stay put even more.
He told Canal+: “I am not master of my fate, but I will stay as long as possible. I am happy here, to experience moments like these. I hope there will be many others.”
Chelsea became only the fourth team in 45 attempts to overturn a first leg deficit of two goals or more, belying predictions that last night would be the Ivorian’s final Champions League outing for the club.