Football

Jose Mourinho dreaming of Drogba reunion

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has welcomed the possibility of drawing Galatasaray in the Champions League knockout stages, so Didier Drogba can make an emotional return to Stamford Bridge.

Drogba could come up against the Blues thanks to Galatasaray's last-gasp qualification for the last 16 yesterday, with the Turkish side pipping Juventus to second spot in their group thanks to a late strike from Wesley Sneijder.

Mourinho believes that Drogba deserves a rapturous return to West London far more than him after scoring 157 goals in eight sensational seasons with Chelsea, winning three Premier League titles and a Champions League crown along the way.

The 'Special One' told The Mirror: "I think he deserves to come here and get the reception I got against Hull City (on his return to the Bridge on the first day of the season).

"But Didier deserves a reception even better than mine, double or three times bigger than I had.

"I know what I felt, and I think he deserves that. To draw Galatasaray would be difficult, very difficult. But I'd like Didier to be back here and feel what I felt."

The 35-year-old is still operating at the top level with the Turkish champions, enjoying a personal reunion with Mourinho last season when Gala took on Real Madrid.

Drogba threatened to haunt Mourinho in that tie with a brilliant goal in the second leg, a prospect that would be back on the table if the draw chooses a date with destiny in 2014.

Chelsea fans will have fond memories of Drogba's last touch as a Chelsea player in 2012, scoring the winning penalty in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Premier League
Chelsea
Didier Drogba
UEFA Champions League
Football

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again