In Didier Drogba’s new book, ”Commitment” , the Chelsea legend has said Jose Mourinho’s message and effect will wear thin, as time passes.
Drogba says: ‘Things often come in 3-year cycles. We’d arrived at the end of such a cycle’. So, now what? Reveals Drogba.
Drogba said: “I believe things often come in three-year cycles (and) we had arrived at the end of such a cycle. By the start of the fourth (season) that Jose had been in charge, I think we had started to reach a point where it was sometimes harder for his message to get through. We wanted to hear it, we tried, but somehow we had lost a little bit of what made us special.”
He has written in the book: “things often come in three-year cycles.”
“I believe things often come in three-year cycles (and) we had arrived at the end of such a cycle.”
Drogba has been a long servant for Mourinho and Chelsea, and the player was voted by Chelsea fans as the best ever Chelsea player.
On Mourinho, Drogba says : “One of his many qualities is that he brings a winning mentality to all the teams he manages. Once you know how to do it, you never forget, it stays with you for ever. And that is what he does with his players, at whichever club he is at.
“The majority of coaches when they arrive at a new club, they will say, “I’ll try to win but it will be difficult.’ Jose says, ‘I’m here to win.’
“That rubs off on his players.”
He further added, he is not planning return to Chelsea.
“To train? Why not? But it’s something I would need to discuss with the club (Montreal), because I belong to them”-he said when asked whether he will return to Chelsea.
“Playing? I’m not too hot on that idea”, he was quoted saying.
“I need to rest and make sure that I’m ready for the new season.
“I was very happy to play in this league(MLS), to play in new stadiums, discover new cities.
“I have no desire to look ridiculous on a football field.
“When I came here, I said I come here to win — it is not necessarily to win the MLS, but to see the kind of emotions we have seen in recent matches. It is a victory for the club, the city and I’m happy with my season.”