Didier Drogba left speechless by Chelsea’s Champions League win

Chelsea's Didier Drogba admits he can't find the words to express his emotion after the Blues win the Champions League in Munich

didier drogba
Didier Drogba netted Chelsea's winning penalty in Munich Photo: The Sport Review

didier drogba

Didier Drogba admitted Chelsea’s Champions League success left him speechless after the Ivory Coast striker scored the decisive penalty in the shootout to secure victory over Bayern Munich and land the Blues their first European crown.

Thomas Muller had put Bayern ahead in the 84th minute, with the German side apparently easing towards their fifth European cup, but Drogba’s thunderous header from a Juan Mata corner levelled with two minutes remaining.

The 34-year-old conceded a spot-kick in extra-time but Petr Cech saved Arjen Robben’s effort to ensure a dramatic final at the Allianz Arena went into a penalty shootout.

Mata missed Chelsea’s opening attempt but Cech denied Ivica Olić and Bastian Schweinsteiger to hand Drogba the chance to secure the Blues’ first Champions League title – and he duly obliged with what many expect will be his last kick for the club.

“I’m really happy and I don’t know if there are enough words to describe how I feel now,” said Drogba.

“Today I’m smiling; in Moscow it was very difficult, very painful for the players, club and fans; today we managed to change it.”

“Again, it was an amazing, crazy game – conceding a goal minutes from the end, equalising. We gave everything. I don’t know if we have enough energy to party tonight but we’re going to find it.

“I was confident but I still had in my head the African Nations Cup, when I could have won the game for my team so it was very difficult.

“Petr Cech is the best goalkeeper in the world and made some great saves – I wanted to do it for him and everyone else. I wanted to make everyone smile and I did.”

Mikel Arteta
Arsenal told to pay £23m for England and Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale - report
Kieran Trippier speaks at England media conference (Photo: Sky Sports / Screen grab)
'He has his heart set on a move': Reporter claims Kieran Trippier wants Man United switch
Thomas Tuchel
Chelsea FC consider swoop for Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic - report
Jurgen Klopp
Journalist: Liverpool FC have been scouting Donyell Malen for many months
Romelu Lukaku
Steve Nicol warns Chelsea FC about move to sign Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku
Mikel Arteta
Arsenal told to pay £23m for England and Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale - report
Kieran Trippier speaks at England media conference (Photo: Sky Sports / Screen grab)
'He has his heart set on a move': Reporter claims Kieran Trippier wants Man United switch
Thomas Tuchel
Chelsea FC consider swoop for Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic - report
Jurgen Klopp
Journalist: Liverpool FC have been scouting Donyell Malen for many months
Romelu Lukaku
Steve Nicol warns Chelsea FC about move to sign Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature