Drogba: The best is yet to come

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Didier Drogba has given Guus Hiddink's men a huge lift ahead of their clash against Barcelona by insisting: "I still want to achieve more with Chelsea."

Drogba struggled under Luiz Felipe Scolari and his future at Stamford Bridge appeared uncertain - but since Hiddink's arrival the 31-year-old striker has scored nine goals in 12 games. Hiddink rested Drogba for the Barclays Premier League win over West Ham to keep his striker fresh for the trip to Nou Camp this week when Chelsea face Barca in the last four of the Champions League.

"That is the competition I know all Chelsea fans want to win, and it would be special to achieve this," Drogba said. "Last season we came so close, the width of a post, and we know it will be difficult - Barcelona are a strong team, but we are confident we can stop them."

After losing the final on penalties to Manchester United last season, Drogba wants to go one better this time around and add to his trophy haul with Chelsea.

"Since I have been a Chelsea player there are many memories that I cannot forget," Drogba added. "But I think the best is yet to come. I still want to achieve more with Chelsea and we are working hard on it every day."

Getting the better of Barcelona would be another famous win against the odds for Hiddink.

His problems include Ashley Cole's suspension, with Jose Bosingwa auditioning for the role at Upton Park, and Ricardo Carvalho out injured.

It may be a makeshift defence, but Hiddink feels his side need to show adventure themselves.

After success as an underdog with South Korea and Australia, Hiddink said: "Let's try to trick the bookies once more.

"We were focused on the West Ham game but it was not easy because everyone is thinking about Tuesday when we have this very difficult, huge clash against the best team, I think, in Europe or in the world. We must not drop and wait until the storm is coming. We must try to harm as well, that is always our intention in big European games."

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