Chelsea Legend Didier Drogba Pens An Emotional Message Surrounding The Glorious UCL Victory In Munich Eight Years Ago.

Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba pens an emotional message in memory of the famous 2012 UEFA Champions League victory in Munich eight years ago.

The former Ivorian star also heaps praises on all his Chelsea teammates who were involved in achieving the sensational victory on the night.

He reveals how Juan Mata helped and assisted him with scoring a late equaliser as he headed the ball past Manuel Neuer from a corner kick in the 88th minutes.

Drogba's goal cancelled Thomas Muller 83rd minute header which gave Bayern the initial lead, and saw the game ended at a 1-1 scoreline after 120 minutes.

Chelsea emerged victorious after defeating the strong Bayern Munich team 4-3 on penalties at the Allianz Arena, ending their long wait to win the tilte since after the devasting lost to Manchester United in the 2008 Champions League final at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow.

The 42-year-old was voted the Man of the Match, following his sensational performance and inspiring the Blues to become the first men team from London to won the Champions League under former manager  Roberto Di Matteo.

"I bet you've all seen videos of the Champions League final so I just wanted to tell you a little story of mine months before winning this trophy,' Drogba said in a lengthy but engaging post on social media.

"Eight years ago, Andre Villas-Boas [former Chelsea manager] had been sacked by the club and we, the players had a team meeting where we recognised being partly responsible for his departure.

"The captain John Terry spoke, Frank ampard, Petr Cech and other leaders in the team too. We decided to all give this competition everything, despite our defeat 4-1 against Napoli.

“We had been chasing this trophy for 8 years and could not do better than runners up. Everyone agreed to put egos aside and challenge each other for the same goal.

“After that meeting, I asked a young 23-years-old Juan Mata ‘please Maestro, help me win the champions league, he looked at me like "man you're crazy, you're Didier Drogba you are gonna help me win it".

"I then told him I've been here for 8 years and never won it so I believe you're the one who's gonna help us win.

'I'll even give you a present if we win it, that was end of February.

"Three months later, we were in Munich, in the final, in their stadium, submerged with a red wave.

"The hosts took the lead with 8 minutes to go and on my way to kick the ball for the last 8 minutes I was so discouraged, the young man said to me "believe Didi, you have to believe".

"Almost in tears I answered after looking at the time score "believe in what? It's almost over, I'm gonna cry like a few months ago when I lost the final with Cote d'Ivoire".

"Last minute, last corner, I mean first corner for us against eighteen for Bayern Munich.

"Guess who took that corner kick... and the rest is history. The lesson is ALWAYS BELIEVE !!!!

"Happy 8th Birthday to US."

The two-time African footballer of the year, scored 157 goals in his 357 appearances for Chelsea, winning 4 Premier League titles, 4 FA Cups, 3 League Cups, 1 community shield and 1 Champions League during his 8 straight seasons stay at the club.

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