Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has revealed the importance of the goal he scored in last night’s game against Maribor, stating that he needed to take the penalty, as reported by the Daily Star.
The Ivorian international made his return to the Blues this summer, confirming an emotional reunion with the manager who had such a huge impact on his football career.
Jose Mourinho was forced to introduce Drogba from the substitute’s bench in the Champions League game last night, with Loic Remy having suffered an injury during the tie.
He went on to score from the penalty spot in the 6-0 demolition of the Slovenian side.
It was, in fact, the first goal that Drogba has scored for the Stamford Bridge side since his return, and the previous strike that he put away was his famous effort against Bayern Munich, winning the Champions League back in 2012.
“We share goals and we are happy when everyone is scoring and they helped me with my confidence.
“I am happy because of the way we played. We scored two goals and we didn’t stop, we continued to play and that is the result.
“The team is young with a lot of qualities and there is still room for improvement.
“The changing room is fantastic and the winning spirit is coming. The desire to score goals and win games together as a team is good.”
Chelsea face Man Utd at the weekend.