Drogba's Wembley dream
Chelsea striker does not want FA Cup final to be his last outing
Last Updated: 05/05/12 12:17pm
Didier Drogba: Chelsea striker has an impressive scoring record at Wembley
Didier Drogba does not want Chelsea's FA Cup final against Liverpool at Wembley to be his last outing in the iconic stadium.
The Blues striker has an astonishing record at the home of English football, having scored seven goals in as many competitive outings
And the man who netted the winner in both the 2007 and 2010 FA Cup finals would love nothing better than to make it a hat-trick against Kenny Dalglish's side on Saturday.
"Maybe Wembley is my lucky stadium," he said. "I do, though, try everything to score. Sometimes it works, sometimes not.
"I feel comfortable on that pitch. When I decided I wanted to play football, when I was young, I wanted to play in big stadiums like Wembley. Maybe that's one of the reasons.
"I hope this game is not my last match there."
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"I hope this game is not my last match there.
"For me, it is the most famous stadium in the world. My dream was to play at the old Wembley, where I saw all those Cup finals.
"Eric Cantona, one of my favourite players, scored that goal there for Manchester United in 1996. But I'm quite happy with the new stadium."
The 34-year-old will see his Stamford Bridge contract expire in the summer and with only a one-year extension offered by the Blues, the Ivory Coast international looks destined to move on.
But Drogba still believes he has a lot to offer the game at the highest level, and said: "People forget I started football late.
"At a high level, I only really started when I was 25 or 26, so I feel fresh, I feel good, I want to play."
And the veteran forward admits he and his team-mates enjoy finding the net under the famous Wembley arch, even if it is just in training.
"I feel like a kid, feel like a kid scoring a winning goal," said Drogba.
"We were practising free-kicks out on the pitches and, with the last free-kick, Ramires scored and he reacted like a kid would react.
"It's the same feeling for everyone, scoring a goal in a big game, a final, it's a dream."