Didier Drogba backs new foreign player rules
Didier Drogba has stated that he backs the new foreign player rules in the Turkish Super League.
The new changes which will be brought in by the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) next season will permit Süper Lig clubs to sign 14 foreign players.
The former Galatasaray striker spoke with Anadolu Agency reporters while attending the Football Writers’ Association award ceremony.
“The number of foreign players in a team is not important,” Drogba said to AA.
“This is how it should be in every league. The foreign players who come into the league share and pass on their knowledge to the home grown talent.
“Having a good combination of home grown players and foreign players is important.”
The Ivory Coast forward received the 2015 Football Writers’ Association Tribute Award at a gala dinner in London on Sunday night.
Drogba joined Galatasaray on a free transfer from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua in January 2012. The Ivory Coast international spent two seasons at Galatasaray and scored 20 goals in 53 games.
The powerful striker returned to Stamford Bridge last summer following spells with Shanghai and Galatasaray. Drogba has scored six goals in 24 appearances for Chelsea this season.