Didier Drogba has been in impeccable form since joining Montréal Impact a few months ago.
He has already scored 12 goals for the MLS club. It has sparked suggestions that the former Ivory Coast international will be coming back to Chelsea for a third spell in January. Many MLS players go down the route of joining top European teams on loan spells for a couple of months when the MLS is in the off-season. Due to Chelsea’s recent struggles in terms of scoring goals, it has been suggested that the blues will be making a move for Drogba in the upcoming January transfer window.
One of the greatest strikers in the history of Chelsea, the arrival of the 37-year-old will surely lift the club. He played a role in the club’s title success only six months ago.
However, Mourinho has ruled out the possibility by suggesting that the Premier league is at a much better level compared to the MLS and scoring goals in the North American league is not a factor for him. The Portuguese boss also praised winger Eden Hazard for the way he handled the disappointment of being dropped from the starting line-up against Aston Villa. The PFA Player of the Year award holder has been immensely disappointing this season.
“Do you want me to compare the Premier League with the MLS? Didier will always offer something to a club and the group that loves him and that he loves. No doubt about it. But will I bring him back? No,” said Mourinho about a potential Drogba comeback. “I won’t criticise him because he missed an important penalty. He tried everything in the last game, he played for two hours, I am pleased with his performance,” said Mourinho about Hazard, who has scored majority of his six goals this season for the Belgian national team.