Chelsea icon Drogba says AVB can count on his full support

Didier Drogba says Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has his support. The Ivory Coast ace insists AVB can succeed at Stamford Bridge.

Didier Drogba says Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has his support.

The Ivory Coast ace insists AVB can succeed at Stamford Bridge.

"It's hard for everyone at the moment, for the players and for the manager," Drogba told The Sun. "I think he's a big man and he's also learning. There's no age where you can say you don't learn any more.

"Even Ferguson is still learning with his team — that's how you become better. He's learning and he will be better year after year."

There is the feeling that the more open style Villas-Boas favours is not working. But for Drogba it is about Chelsea finding a way to win again that matters, not the way they do it.

He said: "He came with his philosophy which is playing a bit more football than the other managers. That's how he succeeded in Porto so he wanted to do the same at Chelsea. You know how it is when you come with a lot of ambition and it doesn't go the way you want, it's difficult. It's not easy for him but he's not the only one who is responsible, we all are.

"In football everyone blames the manager first which is difficult for him because he is on the sidelines when we are playing but I guess that's football. It's difficult because we are trying to change the way we play and to adapt to his philosophy so that's maybe why it's taking time and we are struggling to be in the top two.

"But I don't think it's about the style the manager wants to bring to the team, it's about winning games."

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