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Bony spurred on by Drogba

11 Apr 2014 22:16:52

Bony spurred on by Drogba

Wilfried Bony has set his sights on shooting down Barclays Premier League title contenders Chelsea this weekend - with possibly a little help from Stamford Bridge legend Dider Drogba.

The fellow Ivorians are good friends, and Chelsea know they will need to keep Swansea striker Bony in check following his prolific form this season which has seen him amass 20 goals in all competitions.

"I have not spoken to him (Drogba) yet, but maybe tonight or tomorrow I will," Bony said.

"We are playing against Chelsea, so he can tell me some things.

"He is my friend, we are in touch, so I will talk to him for some advice.

"I followed Chelsea when Didier was there. He was always with the national side, so we would see how they were doing.

"I saw the Champions League final against Bayern Munich. It was fabulous for him in his last game with Chelsea. Chelsea are a big club in the Ivory Coast, and he did well with the national side, too, so he is a big personality there."

Former Chelsea hero Drogba has given Bony an insight into Blues manager Jose Mourinho, who remains on course to achieve a possible Premier League and Champions League double this term.

"He told me he is a very good manager and that he is all about winning," Bony added.

"Sometimes they play well or sometimes they play bad, but the most important thing is to take the three points and then talk about what you can work on.

"If you don't win, that is not the point. That is the winning character he has."

Bony has arguably been Swansea's most influential performer this season, and he will be critical to helping them collect the points they need to be safe from relegation.

There could be few bigger games than Chelsea's Liberty Stadium visit on Sunday for him to showcase his talent.

"I think as players you always want to play in big games," Bony said.

"For me, being a big player means playing in the big games. I have 12 league goals and just five more (league) games left. Getting 20 league goals would be nice. I want to score more.

"If you play bad people criticise you, if you score a hat-trick people sing your name, but the main thing is to stay yourself, do what you know and let other people talk.

"We have five more games and I will try to do my best and we'll see what will happen.

"I have three years left on my contract at Swansea, we have five games left and then the World Cup and we will see what happens. What is more important is the final (league) position we have, and Sunday especially."


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