London Pass BlogBack to Blog
Troubling times for Chelsea's star striker
Published: Wednesday 3rd of December 2008
A key figure in the fortunes of Chelsea football club has conceded the he lost his burning desire for the game before the start of the current season.
The Blues' centre forward Didier Drogba also revealed that he knows he must wait his turn in the side while Frenchman Nicolas Anelka enjoys a run of goalscoring form.
In an interview with France Football magazine, the 30-year-old Ivorian powerhouse said: "This summer, I no longer had a head for football. I had completely lost the fire. I no longer wanted to hear talk of targets or ambition.
"I felt completely extinguished. For the first time in my career, I had lost the passion for football. I was lost."
Despite a series of confident performances since returning to the side after an injury-enforced lay-off, the striker might have to bide his time while Chelsea make their title challenge in the wake of Liverpool, who lead the league by three points.
"At the moment, there's a guy who is hot and racking up goals. I must wait my turn."
LondonPass holders can visit Drogba's stomping ground for free with the Chelsea FC Stadium Tour, saving £15 for adults and £9 for children, plus an additional ten per cent discount in the club megastore.
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Sunday 12th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Stand above the River Thames with the London Tower Bridge Exhibition
Saturday 11th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Tate Modern hits headlines following new exhibitions
Friday 10th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Masterpieces on display at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
Thursday 9th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Firepower at the Royal Artillery: Where football meets weaponry
Wednesday 8th of May 2013 Things to do in London: BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir a 'testament to diversity in the capital'
Tuesday 7th of May 2013 London attractions: Botanical beauty is at the heart of Kew Gardens
Monday 6th of May 2013 What better way to conclude an exciting trip visiting the best of London attractions than to watch...
Sunday 5th of May 2013 If you want to see the very best of London attractions, and experience all that the city has to offer,...
Saturday 4th of May 2013 London attraction: Meet the legends at Chelsea Stadium!
Friday 3rd of May 2013 Things to do in London: Get up close and personal with Queen Elizabeth at the National Portrait Gallery
Thursday 2nd of May 2013 Things to do in London: Head down to the Courtauld Gallery for a taste of fine art