Returning Chelsea hero Didier Drogba has declared that the Premier League crown is his aim for the coming season, having resigned for the club where he became a legend, as reported by the club’s official website.
It has been five years since the Stamford Bridge club won the Premier League, and while they have won two European crowns in the intervening period, it is their longest spell without a league title since Roman Abramovich took over the club.
The Ivorian international has returned to Chelsea after two years away, hoping to add to his tally of 100 goals for the London club. He spent half a season with Shanghai Shenhua in China before moving to Turkish side Galatasaray, although he failed to make a significant impact there.
Drogba has now declared that he is delighted to return and reunite with the manager who first brought him to the club, and that he wants to win the league having returned.
He said: “Five years is a long time not to win the Premier League, so I want to win it. To lift the Premier League trophy is a fantastic feeling and we haven’t experienced it for a few years, it’s too long for a club like ours.
“I think the title race is going to be like it has been these last few years, all the big clubs will be involved and fighting until the end.
“There are more teams capable of winning the league, which makes it interesting in terms of pressure and different scenarios.
“I missed the Premier League, which for me is the best in the world. It’s true the German league is on the way up but the English league has been the best over the last decade and I’m really looking forward to playing the first game.”
“It’s amazing to be back, a great feeling.
“I’m happy to be back here and I’m looking forward to seeing the best fans.
“It was an easy decision to make, it’s very difficult to say no to Jose and to Chelsea. I have so many good memories with the club so when the opportunity came up it was easy for me.”