Drogba happy at Chelsea
Didier Drogba has rejected suggestions that he has been unsettled by Fernando Torres' arrival at Chelsea.
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Last Updated: 17/03/11 10:50am
Didier Drogba has rejected suggestions that he has been unsettled by Fernando Torres' arrival at Chelsea and insists he is 'really happy' at the club.
The Ivory Coast star's future at Stamford Bridge has been the subject of conjecture since the arrival of Torres on transfer deadline day from Liverpool in a British record £50million deal.
Drogba has failed to hit the net in his last nine matches and also lost his place in the side with Carlo Ancelotti preferring Torres and Nicolas Anelka in attack.
The 33-year-old, who has just over a year to run on his current contract, has brushed off the rumours over his future and he insists he remains committed to the Chelsea cause.
"There will always be talk about my future," said Drogba
"I keep saying it, I'm here and I'm giving everything and it's normal that the club wants to buy another striker because we are ambitious and we want to win the Champions League.
"I'm really happy because the fans know that my commitment for the team is 100% and that's the most important thing."
Drogba was adamant the signing of Torres had not upset him, adding: "That's not the case, that's not the case.
"I think, from my attitude, people see that I'm involved and I'm into the team 200%."
DrawDrogba helped Chelsea book their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League after starting Wednesday's goalless draw with FC Copenhagen.
It means Chelsea join Tottenham and Manchester United in the last eight and Drogba admits he is keen to avoid their Premier League rivals and competition favourites Barcelona in Friday's draw in Nyon.
"It's difficult to go and play a Champions League game when you know that you're going to a stadium where you go for the normal league games," added Drogba.
"At the same time, we played Barcelona so many times in the last seven years.
"For England to get more chances in this competition, it would be great to get another team than an English side. But, if we have to, we're going to do it.
"They're all big teams, so we'll see what we get. I just want to play this quarter-final and do everything to go through."