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Last Updated: Friday, 17 November 2006, 13:30 GMT
Drogba to 'end career' at Chelsea
Didier Drogba
Drogba scored in the Ivory Coast's 1-0 win over Sweden this week

Ivory Coast's Didier Drogba says he wants to finish his career at English champions Chelsea.

The forward, who signed a four-year contract earlier this month, has won over the fans after initial doubts following his move in July 2004.

"At 28, I am definitely thinking of ending my career in Chelsea - if that's what the fans want," said the man who has already scored 14 goals for his club this season.

"But I will play the game until I can no longer push myself. At one time I did think about leaving the club because of many reasons.

I regard the new contract with Chelsea as reward for hard work - but I also want to repay the club for keeping the faith

Didier Drogba

"But I think I've come to stay in England and I hope that will end all the confusion of the past.

"I decided to stay because of the encouragement I've received from our manager (Jose Mourinho). Besides, the friends I have here have been so supportive.

"The fans are awesome, every player wants to play in a place where he is fully accepted and I've found that here at Chelsea."

Drogba's goalscoring form has been a revelation this season but the striker has already set his sights on breaking more records with Chelsea.

The muscular striker says the reigning champions want to win all four trophies on offer this season - the Premiership, FA Cup, League Cup and Uefa Champions League.

"After signing the new contract I told myself this is the time to work hard," the Ivory Coast captain explained.

"Then I can hopefully bring even more glory to the club and honour to myself.

"I regard the new contract with Chelsea as reward for hard work - but I also want to repay the club for keeping the faith.

"We want to win all four trophies this season and we believe we have the ability to do it.

"We've dominated English football for the last few years and now we want to set new records."



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