Didier Drogba has declared himself the “luckiest man” in the UEFA Champions League after the round of 16 draw paired his Galatasaray A? side with the team he helped win the trophy in 2012.
“What a draw. I’m the luckiest man in the Champions League. I’ll play both games at home. See you in a few months”.
Meanwhile, John Obi Mikel has expressed his delight to be playing against Drogba in February.
“I’m sure [Didier Drogba] will text very soon, it will be great to have him back. We shouldn’t get carried away about him coming back; he is a player that was here for eight years, he won major trophies, he’s a big player with a big personality. Obviously he had to move on but Chelsea continue, we have to win games, he’s coming here with his new club Galatasaray who we want to beat, so we shouldn’t get carried away about him coming back. We want to win the game.
“They are a great team. Didier, Wesley [Sneijder], they have a good team and obviously they have Roberto Mancini who is trying to implement his philosophy and change the way they play. It will be tough but it’s a game we’re looking forward to.
“It will be good to meet old rivals, who you have played against in the past, as well as old team-mates. We know what to expect from their fans. They will be right behind their team and support them but it’s up to us not to listen to them and make sure we go out there and play our game.