Playing alongside Chelsea greats Drogba and Anelka is priceless – Shanghai’s Griffiths

Joel Griffiths has spoken of the delight in playing alongside star strikers Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka.

Joel Griffiths has spoken of the delight in playing alongside star strikers Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka.

The Australian forward, although injured at present, is part of a formidable Shanghai Shenhua attack that boasts the former Chelsea aces and he says it is ‘priceless’ for his own game to learn from two of the best.

“Anelka and Drogba are amazing players that can change a game in a blink of an eye,” Griffiths told au.fourfourtwo.com.

“They can read the game so well. Just watching them train and being able to pick their brains is priceless for me personally.

“Knowing that they are on the field you have a sense of confidence where you can give them the ball and you know they will find you, hold it up or create space for you and they are always aware of where you are.

"Even before they receive the ball they know where they are passing next. They are class.

“Didi has tried to explain how he gets that dip from his free kick, but I know if I try to attempt it I will probably be out for another two months!”

 
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