Chelsea goal getter Didier Drogba now says he is leaving the English club after he helped it win the European championship title on Sunday. He scored a dramatic late equaliser and later in the penalty shootout he neted the crucial penalty for Chelsea’s long waited maiden European Cup triumph.
But it looks to have been the last game for the 34 year old Ivory Coast striker and a good ending for that matter as he is set to leave the Blues after eight years with the club.
“We (he and his team-mates) will not be together next season,” Drogba is quoted as telling France Football magazine. “As I have decided to leave, I wanted to tell them to their faces.
“They made me break down. I found it hard to admit that it was finished with me and the club. But I don’t envisage sitting on the bench watching others play at a time when the club is looking at putting together a new team.
“So there we go, I am readying myself for a great leap into the unknown. It will be another adventure.”
Drogba’s team-mates chanted for him to stay in front of jubilant Chelsea fans following Sunday’s victory parade, but the striker’s future now appears certain to be elsewhere.
He is tipped headed to China to join Shanghai Shenhua where a former strike partner Nicolas Anelka the Frenchman is currently player-manager.