DROGBA: Do you feel he still has what it takes for the Premier League?
With persistent rumours in recent weeks of a sensational return to Chelsea for Didier Drogba ( which is now confirmed a short time ago ),...
With persistent rumours in recent weeks of a sensational return to Chelsea for Didier Drogba (which is now confirmed a short time ago), Jose Mourinho spoke openly to the press about the Chelsea Legend and his return.
"We want to win matches and win titles and Didier is one of the best strikers in Europe. He is still very adapted to the needs of the Premier League and we are thinking about it in a non-emotional way.
If you bring him back it's not because he is Didier or scored the most important goal in the history of Chelsea football (see below) or because - as I read - I need an assistant.
No. If I bring him back it is because, as a player, he has certain qualities to make the team stronger.
The team is not about the 11, it is about the different options and as an option I would not say no about the possibility.
With Didier's profile, being a squad player I think could be important for any team. And because we know his heart is pushing him to where he feels he belongs, and because our boss has this big feeling towards him, we are thinking about the possibility.
Mr Abramovich does not speak a lot and does not speak at all to you [the media]. But as you can imagine, he is very intelligent and he feels that people belong to the club.
We feel that Didier belongs to us."
What I would like to know now from you is whether or not you agree with Mourinho that Drogba still has the qualities to succeed in the Premier League.
I personally believe he has and can still prove to be a thorn in the side of Premier League defenders up and down the country.
Someone like Drogba is what Chelsea have missed ever since he left the club after scoring the penalty that won the Champions League in Munich.
Chelsea had spent the best part of eight seasons playing a certain way with the big Ivorian up front. We could lump the ball up to him and feed off of him. He could turn his defender or hold the ball up, he could bring others into play or just be that physical presence we have lacked in the last two years. You only have to think back to last season and the games that cost us the title, to realise that we needed to change our style and play a different way.
I can't see Drogba starting every week but in certain games he could. Drogba CAN still contribute a big part of our season and I really hope we can bring him back.
What do you people think?