Drogba reiterates commitment to Chelsea

February 7, 2008

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has reiterated he is happy at the club despite previously claiming he wanted to leave.

In October the 29-year-old gave an interview to France Football magazine expressing a desire to move on from Stamford Bridge but very quickly back-tracked, saying he wished he had not made his views public.

Now Drogba, who today will hope to fire the Ivory Coast to victory in their African Nations Cup semi-final against Egypt, has stressed he will continue to give his all for Avram Grant's side.

'I said what I had to say and I think that was understood. The important thing is that my performances on the field have remained the same, or maybe even got better,' said Drogba.

'What counts is giving 100% in a Chelsea shirt. Today, working in a good atmosphere with a common goal is fantastic.

'Winning the Champions League and Premier League - these are the types of challenges that I love and I am happy.'