Drogba set for emotional Marseille return

Paris: Chelsea striker Didier Drogba will try not to let his heart rule his head when he makes his eagerly awaited comeback at the Stade Velodrome for Wednesday’s Champions League clash against Olympique Marseille.

Drogba spent only one season in Marseille but made an unforgettable impact as he lifted the club to the UEFA Cup final in 2004 and quickly became the darling of the crowds.

He joined Chelsea in the same year but said later he had wanted to stay at Marseille for the remainder of his career. The Ivory coast striker has scored only two goals from open play since August this year.

“I am a bit overwhelmed by all this but it’s okay,” Ivory Coast’s Drogba told the French champions’ website on Tuesday.

“I try not to mix everything but I am so overwhelmed by so many emotions that I don’t really know how to deal with this situation. It feels funny. It is the first time I have been in this kind of situation.”

Both Marseille and Chelsea have already qualified for the Champions League’s knockout stage.

Bureau Report