Didier Drogba admits Tottenham were better than Chelsea at heartbreaking moment

Didier Drogba has not forgotten Tottenham inflicting his only Wembley defeat.

Chelsea hero Didier Drogba is oft referred to as the 'king of Wembley' thanks to his track record of important goals at the new stadium.

He is the only player to score in four FA Cup finals, winning each of them, but there is one unhappy memory which he can't erase.

Drogba scored in the 2008 League Cup final, a game which Chelsea lost 2-1 to Tottenham. It is the only time he has been on the losing side in a cup final at the stadium, and not a scenario he wants to be repeated when the two sides face off for the same trophy this weekend.

At 36-years-old, and with Chelsea knocked out of the FA Cup, it may also be the last time Drogba gets the chance to play in the final at Wembley, giving him the chance of revenge, but he admits Spurs were deserving winners seven years ago.

He told The Mirror: "Losing against Tottenham in 2008 was a difficult one to take because I had just returned from the African Nations Cup and we started well, but we lost to the better team.

"Put me there on the pitch if you want to see how much it means to me, or how hungry I am to win more medals."

Drogba is however not likely to start the game, with top scorer Diego Costa expected to lead the line. The Ivorian's potential impact as a substitute will however be one for Spurs to be wary of, with the striker having a proven track record at being able to influence the biggest games at the right moment.

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