Didier Drogba delighted with Erling Haaland for keeping Ballon d’Or promise

FOOTBALL Didier Drogba delighted with Erling Haaland for keeping Ballon d’Or promise

Joel Omotto 09:13 - 08.11.2023

Didier Drogba has showed his appreciation to Erling Haaland after the Manchester City striker kept his Ballon d'Or promise by recreating the Chelsea legend’s goal celebration

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba showed his appreciation to Manchester City striker Erling Haaland after the Norwegian recreated the Ivorian’s iconic celebration on Tuesday.

Haaland scored twice as City breezed past Young Boys at the Etihad to secure their spot in the knockout stages of the Champions League, however, it was one of his celebrations that really caught the eye.

Drogba presented part of the awards ceremony at last week's Ballon d'Or ceremony where Haaland was recognised as the second best men's player in the world behind Lionel Messi.

The pair conversed at the invite-only ceremony in Paris and Drogba asked Haaland to recognise him next time he scored with a throwback goal celebration.

Drogba is regarded as one of the Premier League's greatest-ever strikers and scored 164 goals in all competitions during his two spells at Stamford Bridge.

His most famous celebration used to see the Ivorian run towards the corner flag while gesturing both hands towards the ground.

Haaland recreated the move after scoring his second goal against Young Boys with a brilliant strike from the edge of the box at the Etihad in the midweek European clash.

His re-creation was appreciated by Drogba on social media who reposted an image of Haaland and him doing the celebration to his Instagram story.

Clearly delighted, Haaland shared the image that Drogba had posted with his 14.8m Instagram followers.