Drogba - Best still to come

26 April 2009 09:33
Didier Drogba believes Chelsea can go one further in Europe this year and win the UEFA Champions League.[LNB] Drogba, who was rested in Saturday's 1-0 away win over West Ham, insists the Blues fans have glory to look forward to this season and the striker was not referring to the FA Cup.[LNB]The 31-year-old has found his form since Guus Hiddink's arrival as Chelsea boss and the Ivorian striker has set his sights on European success with the Londoners, starting with Tuesday's semi-final trip to the Camp Nou against Barcelona.[LNB]"That is the competition I know all Chelsea fans want to win, and it would be special to achieve this," said Drogba, who has scored nine goals in his last 12 games .[LNB]"Last season we came so close, the width of a post, and we know it will be difficult - Barcelona are a strong team, but we are confident we can stop them."[LNB]After losing the final on penalties to Manchester United last season, Drogba wants to go one better this time around and add to his trophy haul with Chelsea.[LNB]Best to come"Since I have been a Chelsea player there are many memories that I cannot forget," Drogba added. "But I think the best is yet to come. I still want to achieve more with Chelsea and we are working hard on it every day."[LNB]Getting the better of Barcelona would be another famous win against the odds for Hiddink.[LNB]His problems include Ashley Cole's suspension, with Jose Bosingwa auditioning for the role at Upton Park, and Ricardo Carvalho out injured.[LNB]It may be a makeshift defence, but Hiddink feels his side need to show adventure themselves.[LNB]After success as an underdog with South Korea and Australia, Hiddink said: "Let's try to trick the bookies once more.[LNB]"We were focused on the West Ham game but it was not easy because everyone is thinking about Tuesday when we have this very difficult, huge clash against the best team, I think, in Europe or in the world.[LNB]Storm"We must not drop and wait until the storm is coming. We must try to harm as well, that is always our intention in big European games.[LNB]"If we wait, we will have problems. It will be a huge game, a difficult game, but we have to try to be controlled and we must score."[LNB]Bosingwa has just returned from a hamstring injury and was given an hour against Hammers winger Luis Boa Morte.[LNB]"He is capable I think but we have to take into consideration it is different to play Messi, with all respect to West Ham," Hiddink said.[LNB]"Jose is confident, it is a huge task because in my opinion he is one of the most attractive players in terms of efficiency and to watch."[LNB]Striker Nicolas Anelka is brimming with confidence heading into the Barca game.[LNB]"We have already beaten Juventus and Liverpool, who are both big sides, we know we can do it, so now we have to beat Barcelona," he said.[LNB]"If you want to win this trophy you know you will have to be able to beat a lot of very good teams."[LNB]"It is important to get a good result in the first match. If you lose that one by a big score the tie is almost finished. So it is very important for us to get something from the Nou Camp."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports