I will never play for another English club: Didier Drogba
LONDON May 24: A day after announcing that he would be leaving Chelsea at the end of the summer, Ivorian striker Didier Drogba on Wednesday said he would never play for another English club besides the Blues.
Drogba's last kick for Chelsea came in the penalty shootout where he scored the all-crucial fifth penalty against Bayern Munich on Saturday that gave the Blues their first ever Champions League trophy.
The 34-year-old has spent eight years at Chelsea, scoring 157 goals in 341 appearances and helped Chelsea win three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two Carling Cups and a Champions League.
"No, I wont play for another English club. I owe too much allegiance to Chelsea. I am too attached to Chelsea. My blood is blue! I won't change," Drogba was quoted as saying by the Mirror.
The Ivorian said he would have stayed with the club had they not won the European club trophy.
"I would have stayed if we hadn't won the Champions League. That was my challenge, what I wanted to achieve. The Boss (Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich) gave so much for this club.
"Everybody speaks about buying expensive players, but nobody speaks about the facilities at Cobham. We have one of the best in the world. He (Abramovich) is really trying to develop this club, not that it wasn't a big, ambitious club before. But as players, we always try to improve, try to do this for the club.