Drogba's fleeting spell in China has come with plenty of criticism but the powerful forward has made it clear that it is a move he does not look back on with negativity.
"For me it was a great experience, and I have no regrets going there. I'd won everything in Europe, and I really wanted to go win something in Asia or in America," he told SI.com.
"That was the challenge. It didn't go well because of some other things, but the fans and the players were fantastic. It's a shame I had to go, but this is life."