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Aug 11, 2009

Drogba promises Chelsea fans "a good season"

Didier Drogba has vowed to enjoy himself this season after penning a new contract with Chelsea.

The 31-year-old's new three-year deal should see him end his playing days at Stamford Bridge but the striker insists he still feels young at heart.

And after missing a large chunk of Chelsea's 2008/9 campaign, Drogba has vowed to give Blues' fans "a good season".

"I have a lot of friends in France at the moment who are without a team, without contracts, so I know how lucky I am to be here, and I want to enjoy it," he said.

"I have only been playing at a high level since I was 25 so, in my head, I still feel young. I don't know how long I can continue playing but, for me, the most important thing is to enjoy being on the pitch.

"Maybe I do look happy now and that I know what I am doing - but I knew what I was doing, even last year. I knew what I was doing and I told you that and that is why I am here, with Chelsea.

"I am feeling good. I want to play and I am really happy to be on the pitch and to have my team-mates. I want to give people a good season."

Despite helping Chelsea to a Community Shield victory over rivals Manchester United at the weekend, Drogba says he needs to improve for the coming season.

He said: "Against United I lost a lot of balls, which is something I think is not normal. I need to reduce the amount of mistakes, losing the ball. You know there is always room to improve. I want to improve what I was doing before. I want to do it better and I want to avoid making mistakes.

"It is important to think like that, to be a perfectionist. The more you play big games the more you learn. I think it is never too late to learn from them."

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