Saturday, 18 February 2012

Didier Drogba gives good team talks

Andre Villas-Boas angrily denied that Didier Drogba delivered an inspiring team talk at half time during Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Birmingham, after being asked whether the rumours were true in his post match interview.

Chelsea really aren't playing very well just now and this was underlined when Championship side Birmingham took the lead against them in the FA Cup 5th round tie.  Rumours circulated after the game that Drogba did a Dead Poets Society speech to his team-mates, driving them towards a heroic 1-1 draw against a team from Birmingham, but the Portugeuse manager strongly denied these, saying:
"This is ridiculous," said Villas-Boas. "I have nothing to say on that because it makes no sense at all," he added.
"We had opportunities to win the game, but it's never good when you draw at home to a Championship team. It's a poor result." (BBC)
I'm starting to think that maybe AVB might be feeling a little bit stressed out right now, but since nothing else is really happening in football land right now, easily made stories about discontent in the Chelsea squad aren't likely to be any kinder to him any time soon.  To be honest, I'm just surprised Drogba knows more words than 'Didier' and 'Drogba' or that he doesn't only make loud gruffled noises like when Chewbacca asks a question.