Didier Drogba, man who wasn’t led to fame by greed, but by passion. That’s because he is so loved, because of manner, not numbers. The statistic data won’t stay beyond him, but tracks in grass which he left on stadiums throughout England and Europe when he would celebrate the goals sliding on knees.
When he was a child, his mother called him Tito because, from the beginning, little marshal was different from his peers. When he wouldn’t run after ball, he would write. Even then he needed to express what he had in himself.
Even Roman’s millions haven’t changed him, he is the real proof that money doesn’t change people, it make them just more what they really are. He married his girlfriend dressed in traditional clothes of his people.Tabloids didn’t write about him, he wasn’t interested in London smoky night clubs, alcohol and easy women, he isn’t man who likes idle things.
„Drogba is not only footballer, actually he is not only an ordinary man, he is much more than all of that. He is an incredible person whose influence can’t be described“, it was difficult to add anything to the words of great Frankie Lampard.
After he led Ivory Coast to the 2006 FIFA World Cup,he knelt down in dress-room and he made an appeal live on television to the belligerents to finish the civil war in that country.
He donated all the amount earned from the contract with Pepsi for construction of the hospital in Abidjan.
„I won many trophies in my career, but nothing can be compared with the feeling that I have contributed to re-establishing peace in my country“, Didier said once. Philantrophist, star, hero, knight, rescuer, force… Didier Drogba is much of that. Made for decisive matches, hewould make legacy in the greatest battles. He would kick the ball into a net of Barcelona, Bayern, Manchester, Arsenal, Juventus and of any other great club which Chelsea would play with.
The first goal against Crystal Palace, the bomb for the victory at 30 meters against Everton, anger for the theft against Barcelona, back from the dead against Napoli, the revenge on Barcelona and of course, that night in Munich, the last act. The synopsis for documentary trailer for the times when Didier Drogba played in Chelsea would look like this. The screenplay for the movie would be more serious work.
He said that the conquest of the Champions League must have happened and that all of that had been written in the stars. Actually, he wrote his story on his own. He directed his end in Chelsea in the most beautiful way.
„Thank You for giving me the chance to show You everything I can. Thank You for all love in difficult times. I have accomplished my mission here, our mission. We all have written the history, we have created something that we will share, something that will bind us together forever. Blue blood will always flow through my veins. Thank You for everything and see you.“, those were Drogba’s parting words to Chelsea supporters when he left the club in 2012.
On Tuesday, he will come back to his temple, in front of the supporters who consider him divinity. The stadium which he made erupt so many times, now will be afraid to be muted by its king.
„I’m the happiest man in Champions League, I will play both of the matches at home“, said Didier after Chelsea and Galatasaray were drawn.
Stamford Bridge, Tuesday at 20:45. Drogba against Terry, Lampard and Mourinho. We will find out the end, but one thing is axiom. It’s known who will want it and who will believe most in triumph. Probably that’s because he is so loved.