Didier Drogba is sure not to revisit the feelings he had when he was sent off in the 2008 Champions League final.

The Chelsea striker received a red card for slapping Nemanja Vidic in the face when the Blues lost to Manchester United on penalties in Moscow and he is not about to get himself into a similar situation against Bayern Munich in this season's decider next month.

"I think everybody deserves a second chance," he told the Times of India.

"I don't know if it's mine, but I think I've paid what I had to, by not winning the final, and a lot of criticism after that.

"But that's football, and I understand that. It just helped me grow up a little bit more."

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