The Champions League last 16 draw was completed some weeks ago with Chelsea having to face off against Galatasaray and play against their former star player Didier Drogba who now plays for the Turkish team.
Didier Drogba’s impact with the Chelsea jersey is still being felt today as he is one of the greatest players in the last decade to play for the Premier League club; his last contribution to his former club was during the penalty shootout in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich as he scored the winning goal.
Despite Chelsea having to face off against someone as talented and fearsome as the Ivorian forward, there is nothing but excitement from the players of Chelsea as they can reunite once more with him.
The Spanish midfielder Juan Mata displayed his emotions by saying:
On an official blog post, he said: “We are very excited about this round. We play against Galatasaray, we have Drogba at the Bridge again’’.
“He’s been one of the most important players in Chelsea’s history and someone I was lucky to play with the season when we won the Champions League.”
Didier Drogba later showed his excitement after finding out about the results of the last 16 Champions League draw.
The Ivorian forward posted: “What a draw…I’m the luckiest man in this competition. In both games I’ll be playing at home! See you in a few months.”
Emmanuel Eboue and Didier Drogba were both dropped from receiving fines from the Turkish Football Federation Disciplinary Committee after both players removed their Galatasaray jerseys after the match against SB Elazigspor in support of Mandela who died during that week and were expected to receive some kind of punishment but ultimately they managed to escape the fine and penalties.