The Ivory Coast striker, Didier Drogba has recently been in the limelight for reasons which might be quite stupid to him. He has rubbished off any rumor which goes on to say that he gave the half time speech to the team.

The usual procedure that is followed is that the Chelsea boss Andre Villas Boas gives a speech to the team during the half time to build their confidence and make each of them aware of any faults which they should better on during the next half.

However, during the last match with Birmingham city, Didier Drogba might have made a continuation speech followed just after Andre Villas Boas had finished his. However this should not be considered as one where he made the entire speech during the half time. He specifically emphasizes on the point that apart from the coach and the boss, there are other important, key players in the team who can put in a word of advice and that does not mean that they are taking control over the team themselves.

He remains adamant to his point that he has just done what the manager would have wanted them to do. Chelsea has anyway been having quite a bit of trouble in the recent past with their game performance and since they have managed to overcome these difficulties and perform well once again, it shouldn’t be of much trouble if this is brought about by some advice by senior players of the team.

Didier Drogba feels that the entire issue has been blown out of proportion and people should stop making such a huge issue out of nothing. Rather they should be happy that the team is improving instead of looking into minor details like these.



Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba once again failed to help his national side win an international trophy, as he missed a crucial penalty in the final of the African cup of nations.

Didier Drogba set off to the Africa cup of nations with Ivory Coast, who are one of the favourites to lift the title. This is not the first time Ivory Coast have been the favourites to win the African cup of nations, as they have been the same for a few years now.

Many expected them to lift the trophy this time around, which could be the last major tournament for Didier Drogba internationally.

The 34-year-old striker is coming to the end of his career. Despite being acclaimed internationally for being extremely powerful and able to score important goals, Didier Drogba has not been able to achieve any great success with this international team.

He has been responsible for a few eliminations from the African cup of nations over the last few tournaments. This time around, however, he has been a major influence in Ivory Coast making it into the finals of the African cup of nations against Mali.

Ivory Coast were the massive favourites according to the best betting odds.Didier Drogba received a great opportunity to put his side ahead in the finals against Zambia. However, he missed the 70th minute penalty.

Zambia later held on in the match to take it into the penalties. Astonishingly, the underdogs Zambia managed to stun Ivory Coast by winning the match in the penalty shootout.

Hence, Didier Drogba has to wait and watch another year in order to see his international team lift a major trophy like the African cup of Nations.

The African cup of nations, which is a biannual tournament, is going to be held next year only for the first time in successive years, ahead of a new schedule that works around the World Cup.