Blues boss wants to face Ivorian’s Galatasaray in Champions League knock-outs.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho wants Chelsea to face Didier Drogba’s Galatasaray in the last-16 of the Champions League.
The Blues qualified for the knock-outs as group winners after a 1-0 win over Steau Bucharest on Wednesday, while Galatasaray beat Serie A winners Juventus earlier in the day to seal their progress.
Drogba, who was signed by Mourinho, spent eight years at Chelsea before leaving in June 2012, a year before the Portuguese returned to Stamford Bridge.
“Galatasaray is very difficult but I would like Didier to come back here and feel what I felt,” said Mourinho.
The Blues could also meet Leverkusen, Zenit St Petersburg, Olympiakos or AC Milan.
“In the second position we have difficult teams,” Mourinho added.
“We have the Russian champions, we have the Greek champions.
“Leverkusen, as a German team, is always difficult. We have the Turkish champions with King Didier.
“And Milan is Milan. They only won seven times. It’s hard.
“We will wait for the result of the draw, forget about the Champions League until February, March, and work to improve the team,” he said.
“When we get results in the English competitions we are preparing ourselves for the next stage of the Champions League.
“Let’s go for the last 16. If we win the last 16 and go to the quarter-final, in the quarter-final, only eight teams. We can think in a different way.”
Mourinho said that he was unruffled by green laser pointers that away fans aimed at him, prompting a warning over the stadium tannoy.
“I can’t worry about that during the game,” he added.
“I don’t know if it can create problems or not. But during the game I felt it a couple of times. I felt the green, I felt no pain.”