Chelsea legend’ Didier Drogba (45) revealed his disappointment with his former team.

Chelsea lost 0-2 in the second leg of the quarterfinals of the 2022-2023 European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) against Real Madrid held at Stamford Bridge in London, England on the 19th (Korean time). 

As a result, Chelsea, who lost 0-2 in the first leg, lost to Real Madrid by a total of 0-4 in the first and second legs, and were frustrated to advance to the semifinals. 

Chelsea, which became the owner of Todd Boelli ahead of this season, raised expectations with a massive investment of 600 million pounds (approximately 982.8 billion won). However, after suddenly firing head coach Thomas Tuchel, he appointed head coach Graham Porter and began to lose the trust of the fans by making incomprehensible moves. 

In the end, even Porter was sacked, and Chelsea went on to become Frank Lampard’s interim manager until they found the next head coach. Chelsea were eliminated early in the FA Cup and League Cup this season, and their league performance also went down to 11th place. Now that he has suffered a high defeat in the Champions League, it has become difficult to expect the right to participate in the Champions League next season. 

Then Drogba strongly criticized the downfall of his former team. According to the British ‘Mirror’, Drogba said in an interview with ‘Canal Plus’, “I no longer recognize my club. It is no longer the club I used to know. It has a new owner and a new vision. I try to compare it to Roman Abramovich’s days as owner, but at the time, the decision was very smart,” he emphasized, aiming at the Chelsea leadership.

“We brought in players like Petr Cech,안전놀이터 Andriy Shevchenko, Hernán Crespo, Michael Essien, Drogba and Florent Malouda. It was to win the title. They were experienced players,” Drogba said. “The strategy is different now. We are betting a lot on young players, but a dressing room of over 30 players is difficult for a manager to manage.”

In particular, Drogba did not stop criticizing the players, saying, “They lack leaders with charisma. They need players who can take charge of the game and take responsibility,” and “We need players who can infuse madness on the pitch.” 

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