Drogba insists no row with Chelsea pal Ballack

Didier Drogba insists there's no rift with Chelsea teammate Michael Ballack after their blow-up during Saturday's defeat of Manchester United.

"There was a lot of tension and emotion on the pitch, it was a big match and we clashed," Drogba told L'Equipe. "These things happen and five minutes later, everything was forgotten.

"Ballack is someone I really appreciate, as a player and as a man. He has had to work really hard this season but he has come back very strong.

"He is making the difference. He is Chelsea's most important player at the moment."

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