Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has admitted his winning goal against Hull was intended as a cross, but believes getting the win was all that matter.

Drogba scored twice after Stephen Hunt’s early strike had given Hull City the lead in opening fixture of the Premier League.

The Ivory Coast international snatched all three points for the resilient Blues with a stroke of fortune in the dying minutes of the game.

After dribbling to the byline Drogba lofted a ball towards the back post which looped over goalkeeper Boaz Myhill and into the net.

Drogba told Chelsea’s official website, “To be honest it was a cross for Salomon Kalou, but the intention was there and I had so many chances that I think it was a gift – almost as good as the ones you get on the free bets websites!

“You have to create your own luck, and although I wanted to cross for Salomon, the ball went into the goal, so I was lucky and it is always good to win the first game.

“We had a difficult second half because we could have scored a lot of goals but we were unlucky. I could have scored two or three goals before the last one, but we won and that’s the most important thing.”

The 31-year-old secured an opening day win with his late strike and he praised the spirit of the squad to respond so well to falling behind.

“They came here last year and created a lot of problems,” he added. “So we knew it was going to be difficult, especially when they scored, but the spirit we showed today was good.”