Benfica manager keen to prove Didier Drogba wrong
Chelsea have a tricky Champions League quarter final tie on Tuesday night when they travel to Portugal for a first leg match against Benfica.
March 26th, 2012
The Blues will have been relieved to avoid Real Madrid and Barcelona at this stage of the competition, although the Portuguese side will be no pushover and manager Jorge Jesus seems aggrieved at Didier Drogba’s reaction to the draw.
A video on the official Chelsea website showed Drogba pretending to be scared when his team were drawn against Benfica and Jesus is seemingly using this as ammunition.
Jesus said: “Drogba only knows what he’s thinking.
“You have to remember that Benfica and Sporting Lisbon eliminated Manchester United and Manchester City, the two top teams in England, from Europe.
“Any responses we’ll be giving to Drogba will be on the field and proving we are better than him.”
Drogba is rumoured to be leaving Chelsea at the end of the season and will be looking to go out on a high before transferring to Shanghai. Team-mate David Luiz had denied that the Ivorian is disrespecting Benfica.
Luiz said: “If people watch the video closely, it’s not directed at Benfica.
“He was talking about Barcelona because Barcelona are a very, very big team.
“Chelsea know how Benfica reached this far. They’re a strong team.
“Drogba’s character wouldn’t allow him to disrespect another team.”