Didier Drogba hanging up the boots? |MUNDIAL MORNINGS

THURSDAY 07 JANUARY 2015

Strong reports coming from a French publication L’Equipe have
sparked speculation over Didier Drogba’s future.

The ex-Chelsea legend will reportedly announce his retirement
and join Chelsea as a coach.

The 37 year old Ivorian  joined
Montreal Impact in the MLS, still under contract for another season. Drogba
scored 11 goals in 11 games which gives him a 1.0 goal to game ratio.

The strikers has had a decorated career winning four premier
league titles, five FA Cups, three league cups, 2012 Champions League title and
appearing at three world cups.

But is Didier Drogba really retiring? Back and forth twitter
posts from Didier Drogba and Montreal Impact have confused the situation
entirely.

Montreal:

We are currently in contact with Didier Drogba and Chelsea
FC. We are doing everything we can to have him back with the Impact in 2016.

“We understand his attachment to his former club and
his desire to help them. We are willing to accommodate him.

“But our objective is to have him back for another
season, as agreed in his contract. This situation is out of our control.

“We would like to thank our supporters for their
understanding and their patience.”

MESSI’S BARCELONA BRILLIANCE

Barcelona went down 1-0 early against Espanyol after an amazing
finish from Caicedo. That wasn’t until the world best player Lionel Messi
stepped up to the plate . The Argentine maestro scored his first goal after
squeezing himself in for a through ball and finish.

The second goal was out of this world, the forward hit a
free kick from 25-30 yards to find the crossbar and hit the back of the net.

Barca’s third goal game through Messi again, if he’s not scoring he’s creating them.

From an iscolated position near the corner flag, Messi
weaved his way in-between two players and crossed a low driven ball to Gerard
Pique for a tap in.

The great gift for the magician is that he can see the
entire play before it even happens. The Catalonians final goal blew the roof
off the stadium.

The ultimate combination Messi and Neymar, an Argentinian
and a Brazilian. The two countries are known to be the biggest footballing
rivals in South America, yet these two players are in total sync.

Neymar created a darting run after passing to Messi, who
returned the ball with a cheeky lob over Espanyol’s last line of defence. The
Brazilian calmly volleyed the ball into the bottom right finishing Espanyol
4-1.

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By Ari Charilaou (He’s also on twitter here)

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