Didier Drogba can still change games for Chelsea, says Cascarino

first_imgFormer Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino says bringing Didier Drogba back to the club isn’t a sentimental move, and the Ivorian can still win matches for the Blues – albeit from the bench.Speaking with Georgie Bingham and Micky Quinn on the Weekend Sports Breakfast, Cascarino explained the logic behind the move.“I don’t think Mourinho has just gone for sentiment and is bringing Didier back for no reason. I think it’s pretty clear that he’s not going to be first choice. What he wants is from the bench, someone he thinks can replace Costa because he wants to play a certain style. Players who come in need to do a job that’s required for the way the team has set up,”“You might only get 20 minutes, 30 minutes from him, but I think he’ll be very effective. Certain matches can be won in the last 20 minutes, and certain players can have a big impact and effect on the team. Jose looks at Didier and thinks that’s what his job will be.”Cascarino feels Drogba’s impact will also be felt further down the line in the coaching of other strikers at Stamford Bridge.“These are smart people. Roman Abramovich is a very smart man and Jose has proven that he’s a smart coach. Forget the emotion, if they didn’t think that Didier could come back and do a job for the team, and further down the line in coaching and nurturing the strikers, he wouldn’t be there.”“Clubs don’t just do this for a favour because you’ve been a legend. If they love you that much but think you can’t do the job then you’d be up in the boxes, in the stands on a Saturday afternoon. That’s how football clubs are, but they feel there’s much more from Didier in the playing sense and also in the players he could improve.”last_img read more