The Blues striker has been linked with a summer move away from Stamford Bridge after an inconsistent campaign, with his controversial behaviour in the UEFA Champions League defeat to Barcelona only increasing the uncertainty surrounding his future.

However, Drogba insists he remains committed to Chelsea and is looking forward to playing an important role over the coming years.

"I believe the future of Chelsea will be splendid because we have created something for which now many want to come to Chelsea," he told Sky Italia.

"They know that when they come here every year they have to fight to win trophies.

"This club was already historical but it will become even more so.

"I am very proud to be part of all of it and I want to stay here as long as they want me."


Drogba, who moved to London from Marseille in 2004, endured one of his most disappointing spells with the club when Luiz Felipe Scolari was at the helm earlier this term.

He struggled with a number of injuries and was regularly overlooked in favour of Nicolas Anelka, before appearing rejuvenated under Guus Hiddink.

But he insists he has nothing against Scolari, adding: "Sometimes things don't go how you want them to.

"I can't be angry with him because it was a choice and the manager's choices should be respected.

"A coach has 22 players at his disposition. He has to make decisions and I think that his weren't bad because Anelka was scoring.

"I couldn't say anything, I had to only wait my turn."

Out of character

Drogba was charged by Uefa on Friday for his angry reaction towards referee Tom Henning Ovrebo in the Champions League semi-final, but he claims such behaviour is out of character.

He added: "Luckily it doesn't happen often to me, but sometimes it happens that you lose control and do something which you regret as soon as the match finishes."