‘Didier Drogba was like an animal’ - Frank Lampard

‘Didier Drogba was like an animal’ - Frank Lampard
Former Chelsea teammates Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday Nov 13, 2017. 16:30

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has revealed that Ivorian striker Didier Drogba “was like an animal” when it came to big matches.

Lampard enjoyed a long and successful career with the Blues from 2001 to 2014, much of it alongside the Elephants goal-getter.

And the 39-year-old has revealed that Drogba would ramp up his intensity for big games and cup finals.

“I always say Didier Drogba and John Terry [were my favourite to play alongside], for different reasons so it's like a double-headed answer really," Lampard told Copa90.

“John, I wouldn't say he's underrated because everyone appreciates how good he was but I think he's underrated on the ball, how good he was.

“Didier for me was amazing, to have him in your team in a final, you felt Didier in the dressing room before a big game that it was a different Didier, he was like an animal.

“His preparation, the intensity in his eyes and then he always produced.”

Lampard won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, one UEFA Champions League and one Europa League amongst other major trophies in his time with Chelsea.

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