Johan Djourou: What it means to finally keep Didier Drogba quiet
Written by Renzo on December 29, 2010 4:30
The man of the match against Chelsea according to many, Arsenal defender Johan Djourou was visibly delighted after the Gunners eased past Chelsea on Monday at the Emirates.
Speaking to Arsenal TV Online, the Swiss International declared it was a massive win for Arsenal with the players finally showing that they can do well in big games. Asked about what it means to finally get all three points against a top team, the 23-year old explained how the players did talk about it and how they responded well on the pitch.
On doing so well against Chelsea’s Didier Drogba, the centre back confessed he was very proud of his performance although he modestly shared the achievement with his team-mates who according to the defender defended as a unit.
With the Gunners set to face Wigan Athletic away from home tonight, Djourou concluded by saying how it is mighty important to focus on the game and keep on taking advantage of Arsenal’s excellent record on the road.
After Chelsea, Djourou said:
It was a massive win. We talk about winning the big games and today we gave a great response after the Manchester United game because we haven’t play since so it was good to do a good performance. It’s not just the win but the way the team played, the whole team was just fantastic.
We talked about [not beating big teams] but it wasn’t something which got into our head because we know we are good enough to do it. It’s that sometimes small details made the difference so I think today the team responded well, everything was in tune.
I’m very proud [Drogba didn't score today]. He had a good record against us in the past few games so we can be proud of ourselves that he didn’t score and especially that we won the game. It was only the defence because the whole team defended as a unit today.
Now it’s just about keep on going, since the beginning of the season we always were there with some little bumps along the road but the team has responded well and now it’s Wigan in mid-week is going to be very important for us, we have a good record away from home so we just have to keep going.