Jose Mourinho is hoping Chelsea will be drawn against Galatasaray in Monday’s Champions league knockout draw because he is hoping former Chelsea goal poacher, Didier Drogba who now plays for Galatasaray will have another opportunity to play at Stamford Bridge.
“He [Drogba] deserves to come here,” said Mourinho when asked whether he would welcome facing a forward he admitted had almost given him “a heart attack” last season. “He deserves a reception here even better [than mine], because he deserves much more than me. He deserves to come here and get the reception I got against Hull City [on the opening weekend], but for Didier double or three times better and bigger than I had. I know what I felt. I think he deserves that. So, yes, Galatasaray is difficult. Very difficult. But I’d like Didier to be back here and feel what I felt.”
Chelsea have qualified for the knockout stages of the European Champions League after beating Steaua Bucharest to top their group and will therefore be paired with either Galatasaray, Milan, Olympiakos, Zenit St Petersburg or Bayer Leverkusen in the next round. “Of course we look to the top ones that won the groups, and you see there the main candidates to win the competition, the favourites to win the competition,” said Mourinho. “But in the second position we have difficult teams. We have champions.