Drogba helped Chelsea win 2012 Champions League – Lampard

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Frank Lampard has hailed Didier Drogba for his performance which enabled Chelsea win the 2012 UEFA Champions League.

Chelsea faced Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Germany in a final that was decided via penalties which ended 4-3.

Bayern had led the game until the final eight minutes of regulation time when Drogba equalized from a corner kick taken by Juan Mata.

“It was the best night of my footballing life without a doubt, just an incredible night,” Lampard told Chelsea website.

“For so many years, we’d been trying to win the Champions League – we’d lost final, lost semi-finals and it felt like the last chance for the group because we were all getting a bit older.

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“As a team, we had something about us. We kept fighting and obviously we had the king, the man who produced – Didier Drogba.

“He did it time and again throughout his career and he came up with a header that I don’t think another player in world football could have done, then got the winning penalty himself.

“I remember particularly in the run-up to the final that Didier became a different person for those big games.

“In the warm-up, it was like he was caged and ready to go. You could see it and you knew he had the ability to do it. He was confident in that and that confidence rubbed off on people around him.”

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