Chelsea captain jokes: 'Drogba tried to get me booked all night'

John Terry With Medal

Chelsea progressed through to the quarterfinals of the Champions League last night with a convincing display at Stamford Bridge to beat Galatasaray 2-0.

The second leg tie in the last sixteen also saw the return to the Bridge of Blues legend Didier Drogba ,as the hosts welcomed back the legendary striker who won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the Champions League title during his eight years in West London.

The 36-year-old Ivorian lined up against another of the Blues’ veterans in captain John Terry who joked after the game that his friend and former colleague was trying to get him booked.

“He was trying to get me booked all night, wasn't he?” Terry joked.

”I'm glad I don't play against him week after week.”

Whie the pair stood side by side after the game to speak with Chelsea TV, Drogba and his Galatasaray side were no match for the Blues on the night – the hosts were worthy winners after Samuel Eto’o scored after just four minutes with Terry’s defensive partner Gary Cahill nabbing the Blues’ second just before half time.

The Turkish champions managed just three shots and not one on target across the 93 minutes, despite scoring one goal in the first leg in Istanbul. But the Blues, their captain, manager and supporters welcomed back their former favourite with class and admiration.

“It felt strange playing against each other. There's no one better in the world to this day for me,” Terry added.

He deserved the send off he got. And after what happened in Munich it's nice for him to come back and for the fans to do what they did.”

Drogba made over 300 appearances for Chelsea and scored more than 150 goals, including one in the 88th minute at the Allianz Arena to take the Blues to penalties against Bayern Munich in the Champions League final they won sensationally back in 2011/12.

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