Chelsea defender John Terry has claimed that striker Didier Drogba has lost none of its potency despite being at several clubs playing in and out football for the last few years. The 36-year-old striker recently returned at Chelsea on a one-year contract. He had initially left the blues in 2012 after winning the Champions League. Spells at clubs in China and Turkey followed, but now he has returned once again back to the big stage with Chelsea. He is unlikely to be a first choice striker due to the presence of Diego Costa and Fernando Torres.
However, Terry reckons that Drogba still remains formidable opposition from the way he has been coming up against in training. After the exit of Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba, Chelsea were in need of a forward to assist Torres and Costa should the suffering injuries over the course of the campaign. After having scored more than 150 league goals in his first spell Chelsea, Drogba represents a player who will take no time to adjust to the new surroundings. Even though he is on his last legs as a player, Chelsea could do with his experience. Drogba and Terry remain as the few players who have won the lot with Chelsea.
“Didier’s still the same. He’s been a nightmare to play against in training. He’s still physically strong, sharp and hungry as well. It’s important Didier is here because he brings that mentality of wanting to win every day and that rubs off on people like Kurt Zouma and the other young players he’s playing against. It just doesn’t seem right to see them in different shirts,” said Terry. The Chelsea captain also spoke about his exit, which may come in the next few years. Terry still has only one year left on his contract.