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Didier Drogba takes selfie with Kylian Mbappe on level at Ballon d’Or 2019

Didier Drogba takes selfie with Kylian Mbappe on level at Ballon d’Or 2019… a decade on from rejecting PSG superstar’s needs as a boy after Chelsea’s Champions League semi-final defeat because of being livid with referee

  • Kylian Mbappe sought after an image with Didier Drogba at Stamford Bridge in 2009
  • However the Chelsea legend refused as a result of that they had simply misplaced to Barcelona
  • Drogba used to be livid when they were knocked out of semi-final on away objectives
  • Ivorian striker faced referee Tom Henning Ovrebo after the overall whistle
  • PSG superstar Mbappe frolicked on trial at Chelsea when he used to be a young person 

Didier Drogba in spite of everything fulfilled a 10-year debt to Kylian Mbappe on Monday night time by way of taking a selfie with the PSG striker on the Ballon d’Or awards.

The Chelsea legend published that he denied a then 10-year-old Mbappe an image after a Champions League semi-final with Barcelona in 2009.

However Drogba refused, as he used to be incensed with referee Tom Henning Ovrebo’s efficiency because the Blues had been knocked out by way of a final minute Andres Iniesta function.

Didier Drogba finally fulfilled a 10-year debt to Kylian Mbappe on Monday night

Didier Drogba in spite of everything fulfilled a 10-year debt to Kylian Mbappe on Monday night time

Drogba took a selfie with Mbappe after refusing him a picture together back in 2009

Drogba took a selfie with Mbappe after refusing him an image in combination again in 2009

Drogba poses with Mbappe and his co-host for the Ballon d'Or ceremony, Sandy Heribert

Drogba poses with Mbappe and his co-host for the Ballon d’Or rite, Sandy Heribert

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Drogba, web hosting the 2019 awards display, mentioned on level: ‘Ten years in the past after a fit, a kid got here to me and sought after to take an image. 

‘That day I mentioned no as a result of the end result [and the refereeing]. I discovered that the kid used to be Kylian Mbappe. I wish to pay my debt now.’

He then proceeded to invite all of the target market to face and get behind a selfie, in a an identical method to American TV host Ellen DeGeneres’ well-known selfie from the 2014 Oscars.

As Drogba stands along Mbappe and co-host Sandy Heribert, a bunch of global stars will also be observed within the crowd in the back of.

Mbappe spent a trial spell at Chelsea when he was a child before joining Monaco's academy

Mbappe spent a tribulation spell at Chelsea when he used to be a kid sooner than becoming a member of Monaco’s academy

Virgil van Dijk stands between Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann within the entrance row. Robert Lewandowski and Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson will also be observed in opposition to the left of the image.

Mbappe used to be on trial at Chelsea when he used to be a kid and nonetheless owns a blouse from his time at Stamford Bridge with ‘KYLIAN 10’ at the again.

‘I used to be nonetheless younger again then, possibly 10 or 11,’ Mbappe instructed FourFourTwo. ‘I went to London and spent slightly below every week over there. I educated at Chelsea and we performed a pleasant fit towards Charlton Athletic. 

‘We gained 6-Zero or 7-0. I performed in advance, however I do not believe I scored. It used to be nice – it used to be my first revel in in another country and an opportunity for me to look what the sport used to be like in England.’ 

Drogba confronted Ovrebo on the pitch after the final whistle as Chelsea were knocked out

Drogba faced Ovrebo at the pitch after the overall whistle as Chelsea had been knocked out

Drogba recreated the famous image from that Champions League semi-final on stage

Drogba recreated the well-known symbol from that Champions League semi-final on level

The sport Drogba referred to noticed the Ivorian angrily confront referee Ovrebo after the overall whistle as Chelsea had been knocked out in the second one leg on away objectives.

Ovrebo used to be despatched dying threats after turning down 4 penalty appeals by way of Chelsea sooner than Iniesta’s shocking overdue function knocked them out and despatched Pep Guardiola on how to his first Champions League name.

‘It used to be no longer my best possible day, truly,’ Ovrebo instructed Spanish newspaper Marca remaining yr. ‘However the ones errors will also be dedicated by way of a referee, and every now and then a participant or a trainer. 

‘Some days you don’t seem to be on the degree you will have to be. However no, I will be able to’t be pleased with that efficiency.’ 


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