Adebayor is close to the Ivory Coast legend.
He told the London Evening Standard: "In the important games, you need a big player and Drogba is a big striker.
"Whenever he has the chance to play a final or a semi-final, he is nearly always there to make sure his team win.
"When he plays in the big matches, he always gives his team the chance to go through.
"I'm very proud of him and we speak every day. Our families know each other so we don't always talk football, football."