Chelsea striker Didier Drogba refutes 'outstanding actor' allegations ahead of Champions League final
Friday 18 May 2012
Didier Drogba today denied he was an "actor" after seemingly being branded one by Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes.
Heynckes claimed earlier this afternoon that Chelsea striker Drogba sometimes "overdoes it a bit", adding: "Sometimes he's an outstanding actor on the pitch."
Bayern later moved to blame a mistranslation, insisting the word "actor" should have been "performer".
But the damage was done and asked whether he was an actor, Drogba said: "As far as I know, no.
"They (Bayern) have a great manager with a lot of experience.
"I have a lot of respect for him and that's all I can say."
Pressed further if he was an actor, he added: "Oh, no, I don't think so. No, no, no."
Tomorrow's Champions League final against Bayern could be Drogba's final game in a Chelsea shirt, with the striker's contract set to expire this summer.
Blues chief executive Ron Gourlay revealed after the FA Cup final that the club would attempt to sit down with Drogba at the end of the season.
Drogba tonight confirmed he would listen to what they had to say.
"We'll sit down with him and we're going to talk," said the 34-year-old, who rubbished rumours he had been in talks with Barcelona.
"There are a lot of rumours about me being offered to Barcelona. It's not true. It's not true."
He added: "No matter what happens, everybody's talking a lot about 'last game'.
"I'm just happy because we're again in the Champions League final.
"Nobody expected us to be there at the beginning of the season but I think we did everything to reach the finals."
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