Chelsea striker Didier Drogba admitted he was a little fortunate to hit a stoppage time winner against Hull City at Stamford Bridge.
The Ivorian bagged all three points for the Blues with a great strike that dipped over goalkeeper Boaz Myhill, yet speaking after the game he admitted he was trying to cross the ball.
“That was a cross, I tried to cross, but I think the intention is always good,” Drogba told Sky Sports after the game.
“We had a difficult second half, we could have scored a lot of goals today, but we were unlucky.”
Indeed Carlo Ancelotti’s side had to fight back to win the game after going behind to Stephen Hunt’s early opener.
Drogba grabbed the equaliser with a stunning free kick before adding a second late on to ensure the Chelsea manager began his Premier League campaign with a win.
Despite leaving it late to snatch the victory, Drogba insisted his side had showed fight and belief and insisted the Blues had deserved to win.
“I think it is good to win it’s always difficult to win your first game,” he explained.
“The belief is strong, as always, we want to do a good season.
“I think today we showed [belief] right until the end of the game. We were lucky to score but we deserved it.”
Gill Clark, Goal.com