Park Ji-Sung, the South Korean player, says that he had not expected the Ivory Coast legend Didier Drogba to be signed by Chelsea again.
Drogba had made his way away from Chelsea in 2012 after making them win the Champions League with his fantastic all round game. He turned his attention towards the lower profile leagues thereafter. He played in China and then, in Turkey for a bit of time, but, this summer, he came back to Stamford Bridge. Read more »
He last started a Premier League match in 2012. He’s 36 years old. All things being equal, he’s the third choice at striker on his own team. And on Sunday Didier Drogba proved that he still has plenty left to give on the pitch.
The veteran striker was pressed into the starting 11 against Manchester United thanks to a virus afflicting the Premiership’s leading scorer Diego Costa and an injury to number two man Loic Remy and showed that he still has a flair for rising to big occasions. His goal in the 53rd minute put the Blues up 1-0, and it was very nearly the match winner. Read more »
Former Villarreal striker Fernando Cavenaghi has stated that he is hoping to comeback to the River Plate team in the next few months. The 31-year-old striker is currently nursing an injury, which recently forced him to undergo an operation. The striker appears to have done well in his rehabilitation work. It was initially expected that the striker would miss several months of action and would not be back until 2015. The latest results from the injury situation show that Cavenaghi has been making incredible progress and may be back as early as in the end of November.
Reflecting on this positive news, the striker said that he is about to hit the gym in the hope of improving his fitness ahead of his return. Since returning River Plate in 2014, Cavenaghi has been a major influence on the team. He has scored eight goals in 19 appearances, which is an incredible return considering that he only managed eight goals in two seasons at his previous club Pachuca. River Plate are doing well even without his presence, as the top of the table after having played one game less than the rest of the chasing pack. Despite this, they have a three-point advantage.
“I can not hurry because times the doctors say. Course, at first I thought next year, but now we talk about back in November. Would be good to play and keep equipment in this way, because it creates situations and to a front is the best there is. now I’m in the gym and back in three weeks to run, kick a ball and then I’ll see how I am. In many games followed much not playing well it does. We are regular since starting the championship and that’s great. I think all the fans of River we are enjoying it,” said Cavenaghi.