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Blues 'disgusted' Drogba

03 Nov 2007 - 13:15:05

Didier Drogba's relationship with Chelsea looks set to be tested further after he claims to have been "disgusted" by his move to Stamford Bridge three years ago.

The Ivory Coast striker joined the Blues from Marseille for £24million in July 2004.

However, on a DVD entitled 'The Incredible Destiny of Didier Drogba' released in France, the 29-year-old striker has revealed he wasn't in favour of the move.

"I was disgusted. I realised that signing for Chelsea was disgusting. It's hard to explain," he said.

"It's hard to understand because most of all, people see the financial side, or even the sporting side. But I simply wasn't happy."

Drogba even went as far as to suggest he hoped he would fail the pre-transfer medical in order to avoid moving to Stamford Bridge.

It remains unclear when the DVD was recorded, but in it he added: "I said to myself 'I couldn't give a damn' (that Marseille had accepted a bid). Maybe that's going to shock supporters of Chelsea, but I didn't want to leave.

"I even did some things that were almost absurd, in order not to go to Chelsea, such as during the medical.

"Going to the hospital in Paris, I was praying they would find a problem with my knee, or a problem with anything so the move would collapse."

Last month, Drogba was also reported as saying he wanted to quit the club following the departure of former manager Jose Mourinho.


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