Didier Drogba deserves a heroes reception says Chelsea boss
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba deserves a heroes reception from the Blues fans.
Galatasaray face Chelsea in the round of 16, with the first leg due to be played at the Turk Telecom Arena on February 26 and the second leg to be played at Stamford Bridge on March 18.
Mourinho said, “I think it will be a special moment for Didier and for the Chelsea fans when he comes back onto the pitch at Stamford Bridge.
“He deserves the best reception – he is a hero here for what he achieved and he is a great guy as well as a great footballer.
“So there will be a love of love when that happens, but we still have a game to play – we know that Didier will be giving his best because we know the professional he is, but we will be giving everything to progress.
“For sure it is going to be something amazing to experience.”
Drogba was brought to Chelsea by Mourinho in July 2004 and went on to score 157 times for the club, winning three Premier League titles and a Champions League medal along the way.
The 35-year-old striker joined Galatasaray on a free transfer from Shanghai Shenhua last January.
Drogba has scored 18 goals and provided 12 assists since joining the Lions.