London, Mar 26 (ANI): Chelsea ace striker Didier Drogba has said that beating his Manchester United counterpart Wayne Rooney to the Golden Boot will mean nothing if it does not come with a Premier League champions' medal.
The Chelsea striker took his season's haul to 30 with another double during Wednesday's 5-0 win against a struggling Portsmouth.
He now has 24 Premier League goals just two behind Manchester United ace Rooney at the top of the league scorers' chart.
But, more importantly, it also means Chelsea is right back on United's tail in what is being billed as the tightest title race in years, The Sun reports.
Drogba insisted: "You know what, if I don't finish top scorer I won't mind... as long as we win the league. I won the Golden Boot in 2007 and it would give me great pleasure to do it again but what is really important for me is the Premier League title.
"Football is a team sport. It is nice to have individual honours but much better when you share the medals with your friends and teammates. This season has been a long and difficult one. It would be a poor season if I finished top scorer but Chelsea didn't win a trophy."
Drogba, who turned 32 earlier this month, has now scored 124 goals in six seasons at Stamford Bridge, more than any other foreign player in the club's history.
Now he is eyeing his personal-best tally of 33 in a season to ensure Carlo Ancelotti's team finish on a high. (ANI)