buy xanax generic ambien online http://ocupop.com/tramadol-online zolpidem phentermine no prescription modafinil no prescription http://ocupop.com/soma-online http://ocupop.com/buy-carisoprodol ultram online online provigil
Afrikansoccer.com logo

Drogba set for contract extension with Chelsea

Posted On Saturday, 23rd July 2011

Drogba set for contract extension with Chelsea

Didier Drogba

Striker Didier Drogba is set to ink a one-year contract extension with Chelsea which will keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2013.

The Ivory Coast captain, who joined the Blues from Marseille in 2004, revealed negotiations have begun on a new deal.

“We’ve started talking,” he said. “Everybody knows what I feel about Chelsea and what I want.

“I will definitely be here next season. I said a few years ago I will be here until the end of my contract and I am.”

“Now I need to keep playing well here and giving my best, like I always try to do.

“This will be my eighth season at this club and it means a lot for any striker to stay that long at Chelsea.”

For the first time in his Chelsea career, Drogba admits he will not be assured of a first-team place this season.

The muscular striker is set to compete with record signing Fernando Torres for the starter’s role with new boss Andre Villas-Boas seemingly set to employ one striker.

With the likes of Nicolas Anelka and Daniel Sturridge, who impressed on loan at Bolton last term, also in the squad, Drogba knows competition up-front is going to be fierce.

“Yes, I think we are (contending for one place),” added Drogba.

“That’s the manager’s choice, but it’s been like this for me for all my years at this club.

“It was the same when Eidur Gudjohnsen was here, when (Andriy) Shevchenko was here, and all of the other times.

“I’m 33, I’m the oldest player and, even if that feels strange, I’m not worried.

“If I deserve to play then I will play. If I’m not good then I won’t. It’s good for the team to have some competition.”

Share

READERS COMMENTS



LATEST HEADLINES

CAF deny agreeing in principle with Morocco to postpone 2015 AFCON thumbnail

CAF deny agreeing in principle with Morocco to postpone 2015 AFCON

Sierra Leone FA chief Johansen backs Morocco’s request for 2015 AFCON to be postponed thumbnail

Sierra Leone FA chief Johansen backs Morocco’s request for 2015 AFCON to be postponed

South Africa choose Durban to host Sudan for AFCON qualifier in honor of Meyiwa thumbnail

South Africa choose Durban to host Sudan for AFCON qualifier in honor of Meyiwa

South Africa choose Durban to host Sudan for AFCON qualifier in honor of Meyiwa thumbnail

South Africa choose Durban to host Sudan for AFCON qualifier in honor of Meyiwa

Algerian side Setif out to prove a point ahead of CAF Champions League final match thumbnail

Algerian side Setif out to prove a point ahead of CAF Champions League final match

Manchester United agree new sponsorship deal with Nigerian company as stars look on thumbnail

Manchester United agree new sponsorship deal with Nigerian company as stars look on