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Pique: I don't believe Drogba is a diver

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Gerard Pique does not believe Didier Drogba is a diver but the Barcelona defender admitted he might change his mind if the Chelsea striker continued to go down easily in Tuesday night's do-or-die Champions League clash at the Nou Camp.

Drogba managed to waste a crucial six-and-a-half minutes in the Blues' 1-0 win in Wednesday's night's semi-final first leg after collapsing to the ground several times in apparent agony. Barca initially reacted by sportingly kicking the ball out of play but eventually became infuriated by Drogba's antics, with captain Carles Puyol letting rip at the 34-year-old.

A diplomatic Pique, who could be charged with marking Drogba in the second leg, said: "I believe in Drogba that, every time he fell down, it was because he was in pain, or he felt a kick on him. I don't think that, when Drogba fell down, he was trying to act or dive."

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Didier Drogba
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