Chelsea’s Ivorian forward Didier Drogba is determined that he will stay and compete for his place in the team against newcomer Fernando Torres and will finish his footballing career as a Chelsea Player.
Previously, there have been doubts about the player’s future after the arrival of the Spaniard Fernando Torres from Liverpool in a £50 ($81.39) million deal. Critics have also questioned if the two men can exist and play together in the same team.
Drogba, 33, has revealed that he is in talks about extending his current £120,000-a-week contract, which still has a year to it, and said he will not quit the team and is happy to fight Torres for a place and help Chelsea win more silverware.
The Ivorian, who has already established himself as a Chelsea great and one of the best strikers of his age, is now the oldest player in the squad and feels that his future is now in danger with what he confessed is likely to be a straight fight between himself and the Spaniard for the centre-forward position.
Andre Villas-Boas, however, favors and has chalked out a 4-3-3 formation which could spell dissatisfaction for either Drogba or Torres.
Drogba, however, said that although is under a lot of stress at the moment, he has faced similar situations in the past and has always come through, according to a Mirror Football report.
Drogba joined Chelsea in 2004 for a record breaking fee of £24 (39.07) million and since then has made 202 appearances and scored 95 goals. He is currently the club’s vice-captain and has scored more goals for Chelsea than any other foreign player. He is, at the moment, Chelsea's sixth highest goal scorer of all time and has helped bring three Premier League titles to Stamford Bridge in his seven years at the club.