The 35 years old former Chelsea player Didier Drogba expressed his pride as Ivory Coast sealed their qualification for the 2014 World Cup with their 1-1 draw against Senegal and thanks to a convincing 3-1 victory in their 1st leg it was more than enough for Ivory Coast to secure their 3rd straight time.
“It will be the third World Cup in a row for a small country like the Ivory Coast”
“It will be the third World Cup in a row for a small country like Cote d’Ivoire. I am proud to be part of this adventure and then enter the history of football in my country with the third consecutive qualification.”
“We’re happy. We’ll go home and enjoy this. We want to do something interesting at the World Cup. The previous two were difficult. Here we hope to have a few more chances and at least qualify from the first round.” Drogba told reporters after the match. The Ivory Coast are one of the drak horses according to the man Chelsea signed, but they still have a chance…!
Didier Drogba was looking to improve his record against La Liga clubs in Europe as he has scored 12 goals against them and expected to add a few more when Galatasaray battled it off against Real Madrid but ultimately lost 4-1 and Drogba failed on finding the back of the net.
He was even hoping to get past Alfredo Di Stefano’s record of 49 goals in European competitions as the former Marseille player has 48 goals to his name and could not extend it any further.
Galatasaray still has the opportunity on advancing through the next round of the Champions League if they can claim a victory against Juventus in their last match of the group stages and they will need the superstar Drogba to emerge if they want to progress any further.