Chelsea’s Drogba backs English clubs for success in Europe

Drogba said last night: “England have got two clubs already qualified for the quarter-finals… now it’s perhaps England’s turn.

“At one stage, the Spanish championship was really on top in Europe, then three years ago the French clubs started to come through a bit when Marseille reached the Uefa Cup final and Monaco were in the Champions League final.

“Then, at other times, it’s been the Italian clubs. These are cycles and that’s all the better for the English league and for us. I hope we’ll see it right through to the end.”