Didier Drogba is incredibly popular at Chelsea.
That would be down to the fact that he contributed a number of goals to the club during his time there, his on-pitch leadership, and, of course, his winning penalty against Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.
And it’s not just fans who respect and admire Drogba, it’s his fellow professionals too.
Here’s what they’ve had to say about one of the Premier League’s best ever strikers.
“He was a great player, a great friend and somebody who will be part of my life forever.”
– Jose Mourinho
“He has always harmed us and he continues. He is a winner and he will be like that until the end of his life.”
– Arsene Wenger
“It’s an emotional day. It’s an unbelievably proud day for all of us but at the same time it’s a sad day because one of the biggest legends this club has ever seen is leaving.
“He’ll be back for sure in some capacity but he’s an unbelievable example, a great man and what he has done alongside Lamps is win competitions and we are talking the very best.
– John Terry, when Drogba left the club for a second time
Drogbaaa!!! And he pulled the rabbit out of the hat again! Can you believe it? Chelsea just won’t let go of the Champions League.”
– Martin Tyler commentating on Drogba’s equaliser in the Champions League final
“People talk about [Thierry] Henry, [Wayne] Rooney, the great strikers, but he is right up there. People that score in finals and in the big games, he is right up there”
– Frank Lampard
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