Didier Drogba says he has reformed his conduct after his eight-year-old son criticised him for his outburst after Chelsea's Champions League defeat by Barcelona in April. "My son was watching with his friends from school and I was embarrassed by my behaviour" the striker told the Times.
"The good thing was that Isaac came to me and said, "It's not right what you did, dad, you should have had more penalties but it's not right to do that to referees. I told him never to do what I did. He's 8 and plays for Chelsea Under-9s, but is very different to me. He's really calm."
"It was really difficult after the Barcelona game because I made a mistake, but was frustrated that people didn't understand why I reacted. I apologised and everything, but I also wanted to show I'm not the person people think I am. I'm not a bad guy, I just want to win and sometimes I react. The passion drives me. It's a part of my behaviour I need to improve, but people are human beings."
Drogba added that he wanted to finish his career at Stamford Bridge. "I'd like to end my career at Chelsea, but hope I can play for more than the three years on my contract," he said. "I played my first Champions League game at 25 so am still very fresh and hungry. Maybe I'll spend some time in France, but I see no reason to leave England when I'm finished."