Former Côte d’Ivoire elephant captain Didier Drogba has officially retired. And since then, the former striker Chelsea multiplies the interviews. The legend of Ivory Coast has recently been questioned by local media Sportmania about his rivalry with Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o.
To the question: With hindsight today, how do you experience this rivalry between the countries and between Samuel Eto’o and you? Drogba reacted in a humble way:
“It is true that the supporters of both countries fed the debate all the time (Eto’o vs Drogba Editor’s note). We were aware of this rivalry, which was much more one of pride and pride of belonging. Each supporter recognized himself in his player. But I, I focused much more on the game and on this qualification for the first world of our history and we were also in the first phase-final of Can for this generation. This rivalry was only sporting and the only balance of power that interested me was to reverse the trend that the team of Cameroon presented as the best of the whole continent. They were made to bend, very difficult, but with hindsight I think that it helps to create a real trigger for our generation and to inculcate a real strength of character. ” Said the footballer.
To conclude Didier Drogba has indicated that he is ready to accompany the Ivorian football if the leaders are professional and correct.