Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Drog: Equality the Key for Mourinho Machine

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Drog: Equality the Key for Mourinho Machine

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Byline: NEAL COLLINS

DIDIER DROGBA goes into Chelsea's final Champions League Group A match against Levski Sofia tonight claiming everyone is equal at Stamford Bridge.

While Arsenal struggle to contain the much hyped rift between Arsene Wenger and Thierry Henry, Drogba said: "I'm a proud person, but you can't succeed with Jose Mourinho if you don't work hard. He always expects a lot from us and he's not the type of manager who picks out favourites. Everyone is equal."

Gunners fans fear meltdown against Porto tomorrow and Chelsea on Sunday without the injured Henry, but Ivory Coast striker Drogba - currently suffering with an ankle problem - has often played while crocked.

He said: "In these situations you trust the doctor and don't interfere.

For me this a very clear. I accept their decision. I am not a doctor."

Drogba says the key to his resurgence after 18 difficult months at Chelsea is trust, insisting: "Jose has always believed in me. …

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