Chelsea powerful striker Didier Drogba has confirmed his decision to leave Chelsea FC, the newly crowned Europe champion at the end of this summer, following his champions league glory, according to reports in France football magazine.
According to the magazine, the striker says he informed his team-mates of his decision during the club’s open-top bus parade on Monday May 21, 2012 after leading them to the greatest moment in their history on Saturday night.
‘We will no longer be together next season, As I decided to leave, I wanted to tell them straight in the eye. Except that I could not do it. They made me crack‘, said the 34-year-old Ivorian.
We hear one of Drogba’s major reasons for quitting the Chelsea team is the club’s decision to set up a new team which might see the powerful striker sit on the bench for most of their games.
‘But I could not see myself sitting on the bench to watch others play when the club plans to set up a new team’, the magazine quoted him as saying
Drogba has been linked with his former team mate’s chinese club Shanghai Shenhua and Spanish giant Barcelona - but he rubbished the Barcelona rumours. He is likely to consider a move to Shanghai at the end of his contract with Chelsea FC.