Drogba backs Chelsea team mate

The French squad is in turmoil following Anelka’s departure and they refused to train yesterday ahead of their crunch World Cup tie against South Africa.

But Drogba gave his support to fellow Chelsea striker.

“He has been a team-mate for two-and-a-half years, and yes, I support him,” Drogba is quoted as saying on news24.com.

“I wish him good luck, it’s a difficult time for him.

“He is very strong mentally, he’s a competitor. I was surprised he was kicked out of the team.”