DIDIER Drogba admits he is determined to win the FA Cup for Chelsea tomorrow to reward the legions of Ivorians who will watch the clash against Everton.
Ivory Coast striker Drogba expects tomorrowâ€™s showpiece match at Wembley to draw a massive television audience in his home country and he has no intention of letting down his loyal fans.
â€œThe FA Cup is a big thing there. The whole of the Ivory Coast will be watching because thereâ€™s millions and millions of Chelsea fans there. That can help us to win the cup,â€ Drogba said.
After the agony of crashing out of the Champions League semifinals to a late goal against Barcelona, Drogba knows the FA Cup offers Chelsea a chance to end their season on a high note.
Since that controversial exit to Barca, which sent Drogba on a frustrated rant at referee Tom Hennin Ovrebo, Chelsea have won all three of their league matches.
Drogba credits Chelseaâ€™s resilience to their rock solid team-spirit and he is confident that will make the difference at Wembley this weekend.
â€œItâ€™s a different competition. The good thing is that even though we are out of the Champions League, the spirit is always good here,â€ Drogba said.
â€œWe are together and that is really important. Weâ€™re going to do our best, more than our best.â€
Defeat against Everton would leave Chelsea without a trophy for the second successive season and Drogbaâ€™s teammate John Obi Mikel admits that kind of failure canâ€™t be contemplated at such an ambitious club.
The Nigerian said: â€œIt will be a failure if we donâ€™t win on Saturday. Last season we didnâ€™t win anything and this season we have to make sure we do.â€ â€” Sapa-AFP.