The Blues lost on penalties after the Ivorian striker was sent off against Manchester United in 2008 but he insists the criticism he faced helped him "grow up" as a player
The Blues qualified for their second final in four years by beating defending champions Barcelona over two legs in the semi-final.
Drogba acknowledged that the game in Munich represented a "second chance" for the Chelsea players after their loss in Moscow four years ago and insisted the criticism he faced after that game helped him to "grow up" as a player.
"I am just happy for the club, for the team and I'm really happy for the result," Drogba told the Mirror. "I think everyone deserves a second chance. I don't know if it will be mine.
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"After not playing in the final I faced a lot of criticism but that's football and I understand that and it helped me to grow up a little bit more."
The Ivorian also dismissed criticisms over the Blues' ultra-defensive performance against the Catalans which sealed a final berth.
"I know some people don't like Chelsea but that's football," Drogba added. "You cannot be loved by everyone and we are in the final but that is not a revenge against anyone."
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