Didier Drogba, Chelsea legend
Didier Drogba, Chelsea legend

It was the right time to retire: Drogba

ANI | Updated: Nov 23, 2018 23:04 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov 23 (ANI): Chelsea legend Didier Drogba, who drew curtains on his 20-year-old illustrious football career, termed it a right decision and not something 'to be regretful about'.
Speaking to ANI in the National Capital, Drogba said, "It was the right time, I spent many years playing at a high level, scored a lot of goals and won a lot of trophies. For the last two years, it was a chance to give something back to the youngsters."
The Ivory Coast striker had two spells at Chelsea, most notably from 2004-2012, scoring 164 goals in 381 games, and winning four Premier League titles and a Champions League crown in 2012. He spent the last 18 months of his career with the United States based football side Phoenix Rising FC, the club he co-owns.
The 40-year-old further indicated that he might take up coaching in the days to come.
"Yes, I might. If you look at Thierry Henry, Steven Gerrard, or even my former teammate Frank Lampard, they all are coaches now and are doing well. John Terry is also the assistant manager of Aston Villa. So, let's see," Drogba added.
On asked whether Neymar Jr. can go to the same level as both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, Drogba said, "Both Ronaldo and Messi have won everything. I don't think they have anything to achieve to prove anyone. But, Neymar, too, is extraordinarily talented. I think he has the capability to win everything as well if he continues playing well." (ANI)

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