Ballon d’Or 2019: ‘It’s Payback Time’ Drogba Satisfies Mbappe

Ballon d’Or 2019 Drogba Satisfies Mbappe

Former Ivory Coast star, Didier Drogba, has finally made good on his promise to have a photo with Kylian Mbappe, after refusing in 2009.

Mbappe, who was 10 years at the time, was present at Stamford Bridge for Chelsea’s Champions League semi-final clash with Barcelona.

The ex-Chelsea striker had promised to take a picture but later refused, after becoming angered at the “disgraceful” refereeing during the match.

The Blues saw four penalty appeals rejected by match official Tom Henning Ovrebo, but were still heading through to the final until Andres Iniesta’s late strike saw them eliminated on away goals.

Mbappe was present at this year’s Ballon D’Or awards on Monday, where Drogba presented him a trophy for coming sixth in the overall rankings.

While on stage, Drogba said: “10 years ago after Chelsea vs Barcelona, a child came to me and wanted to take a picture.

“That day I said no because of the disgraceful refereeing decisions. I learned that the child was Kylian Mbappé. I want to pay my debt now.”

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Drogba then asked all the guests to stand up as he took a selfie of him posing with Mbappe, and fellow presenter and TV host Sandy Heribert.

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Oseg Hale

Written by Oseg Hale

Oseg has been a writer since 2013. His passion for helping people in all aspects of sports flow through in the expert coverage he provides in writing for GoalBall.

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