Didier Drogba is relishing having the opportunity to face his former club tomorrow evening, as his Galatasaray side host Chelsea in the first leg of their Champions League last sixteen clash, Sky Sports understands.
The Ivory Coast international enjoyed eight successful years with the Blues, which culminated in him scoring the winning penalty against Bayern Munich in the 2012 final of Europe’s top competition, while he also won three Premier League titles, three League Cups and four FA Cups.
However, whilst admitting the club will always have a special place in his heart, he has fired a warning to his old teammates saying that he will happy to get on the score-sheet.
Drogba also revealed that, following the draw he received a text from Jose Mourinho, the man who brought him to Stamford Bridge in 2004 saying, ‘it’s your moment, enjoy it’.
Elsewhere, AC Milan strker Mario Balotelli has refused to rule out one day returning to England amid links with a move to Stamford Bridge, according to ESPN.
The 23 year had previously stated that he would not play for another Premier League club having won the Premier League and FA Cup with Manchester City, but has now fuelled speculation that he could be set to reunite with Jose Mourinho, who he worked with in Italy with Inter Milan.