Drogba - That's Chelsea spirit

Cech felt confident he would be able to save a Bayern penalty

Didier Drogba: Hailed Chelsea's never-say-die spirit after the Champions League final win

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Didier Drogba believes Chelsea's stunning UEFA Champions League final success is a testament to the spirit that is embedded in the club.

Chelsea were crowned European champions for the first time after Drogba converted the decisive penalty in the shoot-out following a 1-1 draw with Bayern Munich in the Allianz Arena.

Bayern had dominated for long periods of the game and missed numerous chances to settle the match, including when Arjen Robben saw an extra-time penalty saved by Petr Cech.

"I've been here eight years and the guys they show us the way. When you are a Chelsea player you never give up until the end."

Didier Drogba

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Drogba, who had conceded that spot-kick having earlier headed Chelsea level with two minutes of normal time remaining, hailed the never-say-die attitude within the camp.

Never give up

"That's what we've been doing for years and years and years, that's the spirit we have," Drogba told Sky Sports.

"I've been here eight years and the guys, they show us the way. When you are a Chelsea player you never give up until the end.

"We try to give it to the new players, the young players and today I think it's amazing."

Cech also denied Ivica Olic and Bastian Schweinsteiger in the shoot-out and the Chelsea goalkeeper admits he felt confident when facing Bayern's penalties.

"I was so proud of everybody when we got the equaliser because it was not easy and then, when I went the right way five times and touched the first one, I kept believing I would get at least one," said Cech.

"I got two, which is fantastic.

"I went the right way on six penalties and I saved three, so the homework was very good.

"I can't describe the feeling I have. I was shouting and I didn't know where I was. I saw Didier doing the same thing.

"For the first time in my life, for 20 seconds, I didn't know what to do. You can't even imagine the feeling."

Who was Chelsea's man of the match in their Champions League final victory?

  • Cech
  • Cole
  • Drogba
  • Lampard
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