Chelsea legend Didier Drogba spoke about the night the Blues won the Champions League against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in 2012, as the Ivorian spoke to the club’s official website.
Drogba made a massive contribution in a match that was packed full of drama and emotion scoring an 88th minute equaliser, giving away a penalty in extra-time and scoring the competition-winning penalty.
But when speaking to chelseafc.com, the striker gave us an inside look into what was going around the team’s thoughts around the final.
Drogba is quoted by the club’s official website saying:
“We were playing in their city, their stadium, their home, and we had to do something special there. We said, “Today we are not losing.”
The 39-year-old would keep this spirit going through the match, rallying on his teammates, especially inexperienced players such as Ryan Bertrand who played as a make shift left-winger.
In arguably the most tense and gripping Champions League final ever, it was Drogba that walked up to take the penalty that made us cry with joy, as the main man continues to speak with chelseafc.com.
“When I walked towards the goal to take the penalty. I knew we had won. Petr Cech had saved three penalties in total. The job had already been done.”
Through so many heartbreaking moments in this tournament, we had finally reached the pinnacle of European football. Didier Drogba will be a name never forgotten by Chelsea fans.