Chelsea’s new signing, Michy Batshuayi has stated he wants to be as successful as Drogba was at the club. The striker made the switch from Marseille, following in the footsteps of Drogba, who made the switch in 2004.
The 22-year-old signed a five-year deal at the Stamford Bridge. And hopes to enjoy a successful time at Chelsea, much like Drogba.
The Belgium international has been compared with Drogba on more than one occasion. And he hopes to impact Chelsea the same way the Ivorian did.
Drogba won four Premier League titles as well as one Champions League during his two spells with Chelsea.
“Drogba and I are different people,” Batshuayi told the official Chelsea website.
“But I totally respect the career Didier had at Chelsea and I am going to do my best [to enjoy similar success].
“I want to enjoy myself and give my maximum to help the team win matches.”
The striker has regularly been compared to Drogba, but he tries to model his game on former great Ronaldo instead.
“The Brazilian Ronaldo was my idol when I grew up,” Batshuayi continued. “He was a phenomenal player.”
Batshuayi will be working under Antonio Conte at Chelsea and he is keen to team up with the former Italy coach.
“It’s a real chance for me and I’m looking forward to starting with a new club and new coach,” he added. “It’s a great opportunity.”