VIDEO: Chelsea Legend Didier Drogba Admits He Would Have Loved to Play for Antonio Conte

Jude Summerfield

​Chelsea legend Didier Drogba admits he would have loved to play for current Blues manager Antonio Conte.

Conte has been an instant hit at Chelsea, leading the club to a four-point lead over Tottenham at the top of the Premier League while they are also in the hunt for an FA Cup trophy, playing Spurs in a semi-final on Saturday.

Drogba remains loved by Chelsea fans after featuring heavily in one of the club's most successful periods, winning four Premier League titles and also scoring the winning penalty in their Champions League penalty shootout win against Bayern Munich in 2012.

Chelsea's Ivorian forward Didier Drogba
Chelsea's Ivorian forward Didier Drogba

"What a team. Character, attitude, desire to win games and hard work. I like that," Drogba said regarding Chelsea's current side.

"I would have loved to play under Conte. I think I could have scored a few goals. The way the team is playing everything is set up for the strikers so it's really good.

"I spoke to him many times and I played against him when he was at Juventus."

Having started the season inconsistently, Conte changed his side's formation to one with three centre-backs, creating a solid unit and helping them emerge as the Premier League's top side. They are heavy favourites to win the competition, despite their lead slipping from 10 points to four in recent weeks.

Drogba is still active as a player, recently signing for United Soccer League side Phoenix Rising after nearly four months as a free agent while also becoming an owner of the club. 


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