Didier Drogba: I had chance to put Chelsea win beyond doubt
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba is left to rue his second-half miss after a 1-1 draw with Schalke on Tuesday
Didier Drogba was left to rue his missed chance in the second half after Chelsea drew 1-1 with Schalke in their Champions League opener.
The Ivory Coast international was handed his first start in the competition for Chelsea since scoring the winning penalty in the Champions League final in Munich in 2012.
I was feeling much better in the second half. I am like a diesel [car], I need time
The 36-year-old forward missed a glorious second-half chance after being played through on goal, only to drag his finish narrowly wide after Cesc Fabregas had given the Blues the lead.
And Netherlands international Klaas-Jan Huntelaar levelled the Group G clash at Stamford Bridge, leaving Chelsea legend Drogba to reflect on a disappointing stalemate.
“The one in the second half, it was a clear chance. If I score there, there is no more game,” Drogba told Chelsea’s website.
“The fact that I didn’t score, they still believe and that is what happened with the equaliser.”
Drogba reassured Chelsea supporters that he is finding his full fitness after his first start of the season.
“For the first game, they were ok. The good thing is no pain in the ankle so now I can start working and training and improve the condition,” Drogba added.
“I was feeling much better in the second half. I am like a diesel [car], I need time.”