Drogba hits back at taunts that he is deliberate diver

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London, Oct.13 (ANI): Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has retaliated at taunts that he is a diver.

"When you play the game at great speed, it requires very little contact to put you off balance. And, I'm never afraid to put my body in the way for my team," The Sun quoted Drogba, as saying.

Drogba has been representing the Blues for the past five years since his 24 million pound move from Marseille. He is closing in on the 100 goal mark for Chelsea.

"I have never done that with any of my other teams. It shows how settled I am here and now I want to go on and break all the club records I can," Drogba had said last month.

"I am a striker and it's really important for me to get goals and try to make history at this club. I was already a part of Chelsea history when we won the Premier League for the first time in 2005 and then defended our title a year later," he added.

The 31-year-old further said that all the players aim to succeed, and want to see their names go down in the club"s history, so the achievement would be something that he would relish.

"I hope that one day we can all come back to Chelsea and get the applause from the fans. Because that would mean we have achieved something big and special," Drogba said."It would make me really proud because when I see the former Chelsea players go round the pitch I think That's because they did something special". It makes me realise the history here at this club and it's something I want to be a part of for many years," he added. (ANI)

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