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Drogba prefers playing with two strikers upfront to tackle one-on-one with defenders

Drogba prefers playing with two strikers upfront to tackle one-on-one with defendersLondon, May 5 : Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has said he doesn’t like playing the role of a lone striker during a game, and prefers to pair up with another striker upfront, which would help them during one on one with the defenders.

The man who scored the lone goal in the home win over Barcelona is something of a Wembley wonder, as he has scored in seven of his nine appearances at the stadium.

“It’s not a role I really enjoy, because playing one against two defenders is very difficult. Some people don’t understand that and sometimes I get criticism. That’s football. I’d prefer to play with two strikers up there, so it’s one on one with the defenders. That’s a very different game for me,” The Daily Star quoted Drogba, as saying.

Drogba, though, does not like evading a physical challenge and is sure to give Liverpool’s defenders plenty to think about. But he admitted the gutsy approach was something he had to pick up in the rough and tumble of the game over here.

“When I came here, I didn’t know I had that game in me. I learned that over the years. To last in this league, you have to adapt to the physical condition of the other players, to the pace of the game,” Drogba said. (ANI)


FA chairman Dyke compares FIFA boss Blatter to Korean dictator Kim Jong-un

Greg-DykeLondon, July 23 : The Football Association (FA) chairman Greg Dyke has said that FIFA boss Sepp Blatter reminds him of something out of North Korea at times and compared the world football governing body's chairman to Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.  Read more »

Pakistan to play two football matches against India next month

Pakistan to play two football matches against India next monthKarachi, July 23 - Footballers from Pakistan and India will face each other in a two-match series next month in India.

According to the Express Tribune, the matches will be played on August 16 and August 21.  Read more »

Williamson suspended from bowling in international cricket

Kane-WilliamsonDubai, July 23 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that an independent analysis has found the bowling action of New Zealand off-spinner Kane Williamson to be illegal and, as such,  Read more »

Moores gives senior England players 'kick up the backside', asks them to deliver

Peter-MooresLondon, July 23 - England cricket team coach Peter Moores has given his senior players a verbal 'kick' up their 'backside' and told them that it is time to deliver.  Read more »

Hamilton denies employing 'mind games' against Rosberg in race for F1 title

Lewis-HamiltonLondon, July 18 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is not trying to employ mind games against his teammate Nico Rosberg as both battle for the Formula One championship.  Read more »

Red Bull F1 reserve Felix da Costa to race in Formula E

Antonio-Felix-da-CostaLeicestershire, UK: Amlin Aguri have announced that Red Bull Racing Formula 1 reserve driver, Antonio Felix da Costa, will join the team for the inaugural all-electric FIA Formula E Championship beginning in September.  Read more »