Dec 13, 2013

    Mourinho: Give me Drogba


    JOSE Mourinho hopes Chelsea are paired with Turkish club Galatasaray in Monday's draw for the Champions League last 16, so that "King Didier" can return to Stamford Bridge.

    Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba is still worshipped by Chelsea fans for his starring role in the club's Champions League triumph against Bayern Munich last year.

    After a short spell in China, the veteran is terrorising Europe's best defences in the colours of Galatasaray, and Mourinho would be more than happy if he gets the chance to return to his old hunting ground.

    "He deserves a reception here, even better, he deserves it even more than me," Mourinho told reporters, after a routine 1-0 win over Steaua Bucharest on Wednesday confirmed his side as winners of Group E.

    "He deserves to get what I got against Hull City (in my first game back in charge this season). He deserves double to three times that."

    Chelsea could be drawn against Galatasaray, Zenit St Petersburg or a misfiring Milan in the last 16, rather than Real Madrid, Barcelona or holders Bayern Munich.