Weeks after refusing to play for Montreal Impact after learning he will not be starting from the bench, the Chelsea legend is now prepared to play a substitute role in the play-offs for his side. The Ivorian will participate in the second leg of the Eastern Conference semi-final against New York Red Bulls on Sunday.

Drogba says starting from the bench is not a big deal, “I’ve done that in my career, even in Chelsea, you know, in Champions League games. I started my career as a sub so I don’t know why it should be difficult for me to be on the bench.

“I think I’ve showed it, even against San Jose, so I don’t think it’s difficult for people to understand I can be on the bench and without making it a big drama. Anyway, I’m not the type of guy to justify what I’m doing or not.” The philanthropist stated.