Chelsea legend Didier Drogba is keen to return to Stamford Bridge, not to play rather to train with his former teammates during the MLS off-season.
Drogba decided to give Major League Soccer a taste of his talents by choosing Montreal Impact as his next destination. Since he came to 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 it is believed, the former Chelsea star is planning shock return to Stamford Bridge to help the Blues to overcome the current crisis.
“To train, why not? It’s something we have to discuss with the club here,” Drogba confidently said when asked about any possible return to Chelsea during the MLS offseason. “I belong to the Montreal Impact. To stay in shape, why not?
But he was quick to rule out the possibility of playing again for Chelsea, “To play, I’m really not too hot on that idea. I need to rest well and to be ready for this league.”
When the Ivorian superstar was asked to compare the two leagues EPL and MLS, he didn’t want to get involved in any controversy, “Comparing leagues is difficult.”
“Here, there’s a distance. The traveling means that teams are pretty much of the same level. For MLS to get to the level of the English, Spanish, or even Turkish league, there’s stuff to do. They’re on the right path, its fine, but there’s stuff to do, still.”
Drogba was looking to make sure he remains the same Premier League-caliber striker once he joins the MLS side.
“After winning the title in England, there were expectations,” Drogba further said. “But people said that, at (37 years old), it was over already. As you can imagine, with what little honours I’ve won, I have no desire to look ridiculous on the football field.”
The 37-year-old Ivorian still have the same hunger for silverwares despite his age and looking for more trophies during his spell in MLS.
“You’ve understood that I’m someone that likes to set objectives and, most of all, I don’t like to disappoint,” Drogba told. “Coming here, I knew this would be a heck of a challenge.”