Skip to main contentAccess keys helpA-Z index

watch listen BBC Sport BBC Sport
Low graphics|Help
---------------
---------------
CHOOSE A SPORT
 
RELATED BBC SITES
Last Updated: Saturday, 3 November 2007, 12:27 GMT
Drogba 'disgust' at Chelsea move
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba
Drogba appears unafraid to speak his mind
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba's relationship with the club is set to be further tested after comments he has made about his move to Stamford Bridge.

Drogba, 29, joined Chelsea from Marseille for 24m in July 2004.

And, in a DVD about him released in France, he said: "I was disgusted. I realised that signing for Chelsea was disgusting. It's hard to explain."

Drogba recently backtracked on saying he wanted to leave Chelsea, who have declined to respond to the DVD.

Drogba added: "It's hard to understand because most of all, people see the financial side, or even the sporting side. But I simply wasn't happy."

It is unclear when the DVD - entitled 'The Incredible Destiny of Didier Drogba' - was recorded.

606: DEBATE

But Ivory Coast international Drogba talks candidly about not wanting to make the move to England from Marseille.

"I said to myself 'I couldn't give a damn' (that Marseille have accepted a bid)," he said.

"Maybe that's going to shock supporters of Chelsea, but I didn't want to leave.

"I even did some things that were almost absurd, in order not to go to Chelsea, such as during the medical.

"Going to the hospital in Paris, I was praying they would find a problem with my knee, or a problem with anything so the move would collapse."

Chelsea parted company with Jose Mourinho as manager earlier this season and prompted Drogba to question his future at the club in an interview with France Football magazine.

He said: "I want to leave Chelsea. Something is broken with Chelsea. The damage is big in the dressing room."

But he later issued an apology and stated: "I am a Chelsea player and will be 100% committed and supportive to my manager, my team-mates and the club.

"I will not be discussing my future any further until I meet privately with the club at the end of the season."

SEE ALSO
Drogba '100% committed to Blues'
23 Oct 07 |  Chelsea
Drogba 'wants to leave Chelsea'
18 Oct 07 |  Chelsea
Drogba dismayed by Mourinho exit
29 Sep 07 |  Chelsea


RELATED BBC LINKS:

RELATED INTERNET LINKS:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

BBC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Daily and weekly e-mails | Mobiles | Desktop Tools | News Feeds | Interactive Television | Downloads
Sport Homepage | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League | Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Snooker | Horse Racing | Cycling | Disability sport | Olympics 2012 | Sport Relief | Other sport...

Help | Privacy & Cookies Policy | News sources | About the BBC | Contact us | Advertise with us