Drogba backs Villas-Boas ahead of crunch Valencia tie

Didier Drogba has given his full backing to Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas before the biggest week of his Blues career, The Telegraph reports.

The Blues face Valencia in the Champions League in midweek in a game where they must win or hold for a goalless draw to progress to the knockout stages. Chelsea then face Manchester City and must beat them in hopes of holding on to City’s coat tails at the top of the Premier League. Villas-Boas has already suffered six defeats as Chelsea manager and losing both games this week puts owner Roman Abramovich under severe pressure about what decision to make over the future.

Drogba, one of the senior players in the Blues dressing room, believes that things are falling into place for Villas-Boas and it is not easy for the Chelsea boss. The 34 year old was brought to Chelsea from Porto in the summer and Drogba insists that it is difficult for Villas-Boas in his first season of English football.

The Ivory Coast international said: ‘Everything is coming together for the manager. You have to remember it is his first season in the Premier League, it’s not easy for him and it isn’t easy for the players or the club. Yes, we have been in a difficult moment, but you have to stick together and make sure, when we are on the pitch, we are all pulling in the same direction. That’s what we are doing right now and it’s great to see.’

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