This is hilarious. Didier Drogba has revealed during his first training session with Chelsea, how he didn’t recognise John Terry, as quoted by Daily Mail.
When the Ivorian came to Stamford Bridge back in 2004, Chelsea’s new manager Mourinho had just appointed 24-year-old Terry as team’s captain, but newcomer Drogba had no such idea about his skipper. The 6ft 2inch hitman was then, one of Europe’s hottest footballers, and Chelsea bought him for £24 million
“I noticed a tall, strong guy who looked so young, and who walked and carried himself in such a way that I assumed he was from the reserves,” Drogba has said in his newly released autobiography, Commitment.
“‘That’s interesting,’ I thought. ‘They’ve obviously brought him over to get a bit of senior squad experience.’
“Towards the end of the session I asked another player who the young guy was. ‘It’s the captain!’ he replied, laughing. ‘John Terry.’ That’s how little I know about the team – I hadn’t even recognised their new young captain.”
Drogba definitely hadn’t done his research work on football in England despite becoming the most talked about the signing of Premier League.
He made 381 appearances for the Blues and is currently said to be one of Chelsea’s greatest players, having netted amazing 164 goals.
The exact definition of a big-match player in football, lethal Drogba successfully rose to the occasion in the famous 2012 Champions League final over German giants Bayern Munich, netting a shock equaliser with his unique bullet header to carry his team to extra time.
The Blues, for the first time in the history of the club, won the coveted silverware on penalties, with the Ivorian himself netting the final spot kick.
Drogba joined Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact back in July this year. Since arriving Canada, the Ivorian has scored 11 goals in 12 appearances for the MLS side. His team was knocked out following an extra-time defeat to Columbus Crew in the playoffs. Now the former Chelsea star is reportedly planning a return to Stamford Bridge to train with his former teammates during the MLS off-season until January.