Didier Drogba: ‘Liverpool Has Cut Our Legs Away’


February 9, 2011

Despite Fernando Torres' claim that he's having a great time in the Chelsea changing room, all is not well, according to Didier Drogba.

"I'm finding our bad spell hard to live with, as do the rest of the squad. We are suffering, given that Chelsea are not accustomed to losing matches. Carlo Ancelotti has been unhappy in recent weeks," the Ivorian striker said, according to the Telegraph.

''Our league position is similar to what it was last season. But absences, and the fact that we've not been scoring as many goals, has made for a bad mood around the place," he added.

That sentiment, he says, is a direct result of Chelsea's defeat at the hands of Liverpool over the weekend.

''We had started to see light at the end of the tunnel once again. But this latest defeat by Liverpool has cut away our legs and jeopardized our chances of winning the league title once more.

"It is going to be difficult for us to catch up with Manchester United," said Drogba.

Drogba, though, is optimistic about what Torres can bring to the squad.

"Fernando is such a talented player," he said. "And he will be very important for our team. It was difficult for him emotionally to be playing his first game against his old team-mates. But his arrival means we have a lot of competition for places in attack and that can only be good for Chelsea."

Many believe that Drogba will be sold in the summer, with Torres being brought in as a long-term replacement for the aging striker.

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