Hiddink on Drogba

English Premier League

Former Chelsea manager GuusHiddink has given valuable suggestions to former Chelsea and Ivory Coast international Didier Drogba.


The manager who has managed Chelsea in two different periods said that Didier Drogba is a great player and that he is always looking for input to improve himself.

He said that Drogba is a team player and that he was always looking to help the team and that he had to make changes in his playing style if he wanted to improve.

GuusHiddink said that Drogba was often dropping into midfield in order to win the ball and as a result, he was not putting enough pressure on the opposition defence.

Hiddink said that at that time Chelsea had players such as Obi Mikel, Ballack and Essien and that he did not have to drop back deeper.

The manager stated that he asked Drogba to keep his place and to wait for his teammates to pass the ball to him. He believes that this has improved the striker dramatically and that has helped him score more goals.

GuusHiddink said that he has worked with many good strikers during his managerial career and Didier Drogba is among the best ones. He said that the player is always humble on the pitch and that he is always looking for ways to improve himself.

He said that Didier Drogba did not have to hear a motivational speech in order to get fired up on the pinch as he is always willing to give his best on the pitch and to win games.

Hiddink said that he has enjoyed some great moments with Chelsea and that Didier Drogba has been one of his best players during his time in London and that many wins have been because of the goals that the striker scored.