Champions League group-stage attracts: What Drogba, Malouda mentioned at UEFA Finest Award

Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba, has mentioned that the Blues’ 2012 UEFA Champions League remaining victory towards Bayern Munich in Germany was among the best moments of his profession.

Drogba acknowledged this on the UEFA Finest Award and Champions League group stage draw which was held on Thursday night in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Ivory Coast legend was joined by his former Chelsea team-mate Florent Malouda as he acquired the UEFA President’s Award and the duo shared recollections of their crowning second with Chelsea towards Bayern.

“I believe it’s among the best moments in my profession, if not one of the best,” Drogba, who scored Chelsea’s late equaliser and the winner within the shoot-out in that remaining towards Bayern mentioned.

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“I had a supervisor after I was in Le Mans who informed me “you don’t have to play 90 minutes, 10 minutes is sufficient so that you can make the distinction”.

“At first, I used to be annoyed, however I discovered easy methods to use these 10 minutes and be environment friendly. So all these objectives within the final minutes, I believe it’s also due to this lesson.”

Additionally reacting, Malouda, who was one of many gamers making his final Chelsea look that night time towards Bayern Munich, added: “It was I believe the best achievement of our life. We’d have been chasing that trophy for thus lengthy.

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“We had been shut in Moscow, it was 4 years earlier with a variety of drama as properly, penalty kicks.

“That point for this squad, it was a really emotional night time, as a result of we knew after that everybody would go their separate methods, however we knew we did one thing nice and we celebrated as a lot as we may. We loved it!”.

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