Didier Drogba Nervous Ahead Of Champions League Clash With Chelsea

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Striker wary of his former club ahead of return to Stamford Bridge.

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Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has admitted that he is feeling nervous about his return to Stamford Bridge as he prepares to take them on with new side Galatasaray, the Metro reports.

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Drogba spent eight successful years in west London, where his last act was to tuck away the winning penalty that saw them lift the Champions League title back in 2012, and he is making his first return back to the club since leaving on Tuesday night.

The tie is currently poised on a knife-edge at 1-1 following a tense encounter in Istanbul, and now the 35-year-old has admitted that he is apprehensive about coming back.

“First of all I was happy to play against my ex-club, against my friends. But at the same time it is a very special moment because I do not know what my reaction will be,” Drogba said.

“You know that I spent eight years at Chelsea, so I really don’t know, I am quite apprehensive about it.

“It’s the club where I experienced everything. It allowed me to get closer to the best players in the world.”

And though he is happy to reflect on the memories he collected from his time at the club, he also insisted that he will be doing his utmost to dump them out of the competition when the time comes.

“I hope that Galatasaray qualify. It will be difficult, but I think that regarding the welcome, I think I’m allowed to say that I will receive a warm welcome, because I know Chelsea’s fans and our relationship is really special,” he added.

“It will be great to see them again, I am looking forward to it.”

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