Drogba has record in sights

27 October 2009 01:57
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Didier Drogba is confident he can break Bobby Tambling's record tally of 202 goals for Chelsea.

The 31-year-old currently has 102 goals for the Blues leaving him ninth in the overall goalscoring standings.

If the Ivory Coast international continues at the same rate as he has since signing for the club in summer 2004 then the former Marseille man will be 36 by the time he breaks the record.

The striker already has a new contract keeping him at Stamford Bridge until 2012 and the player believes, if he can stay injury free, the 39-year-old record is within his grasp.

"I feel young even if I am 31," he told the club's official website. "I want to run and I am not tired so I will do everything to score 200 goals for Chelsea.

"If I am in good health and don't have any injuries I can do it and if I do it, I also want some trophies around me and around the team, the Champions League especially and the Premier League.

"It is important for me and the club."

ConcernedDrogba has started the season on fire with eight goals from 11 games in all competitions but the frontman admits he does worry when the African Cup of Nations comes around in January.

Chelsea are set to lose Drogba, as well as Salomon Kalou, John Obi Mikel and Michael Essien for up to a month and with the club currently banned from signing any players it could prove to be a turning point in the title race.

"I am concerned because Chelsea is my team but at the same time I know the club is going to find a way to keep winning the games without us," he added.

"As much as we want to go to Africa and represent our countries, we want to be back here soon and playing again with Chelsea."

Source: SKY_Sports