Ivory Coast's Drogba backs Mourinho to improve Chelsea

Mohamad Mosselhi , Thursday 20 Mar 2014

The former Chelsea striker expresses confidence that coach Mourinho can build another great team at Stamford Bridge

Didier Drogba
Ivorian striker Didier Drogba (Photo: Reuters)

Chelsea's former striker Didier Drogba praised the Blue's coach Jose Mourinho on Thursday, saying that he believes Mourinho can build another great team at Stamford Bridge which will dominate for years to come.

Chelsea are now on the top of the Premier League table and have advanced into the Champions League quarters following their 3-1 aggregate win over Turkish side Galatasaray – where the Ivorian striker Drogba now plays.

 "[Chelsea] are efficient. They are playing well, playing good. It's like a new team and they will get better and better," Drogba was quoted as saying by Sky Sports on Thursday.

"They are a good team. I don't see why Jose cannot make them better and build another great team, starting with these players.

"They are intelligent and they are capable of good football. Why not? It is a good squad.

"People complain about the strikers not scoring, but against us they have proved that they are scoring goals."

The 36-year-old believes that the Blues can win the Premier League this season, as they are looking for their first League title since 2010.

The Blues are now on the top of the league table with 66 points, four points ahead of second-placed Liverpool.  

"Chelsea have a big chance this year, which is good for the club, because to go three or four years without winning is too much for a big club like them," he added.

"It will be great if they can go on and do it. I would be very happy.

"They know how to handle this situation. They know how to win important games and to make the difference.

"When I was there, we were never in the position where we were at the top of the league at this stage of the season, and we let it go.

"So the players who were there then will be very important if Chelsea are to win it this season."

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