Albelda wary of Drogba
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
David Albelda says Didier Drogba poses a threat to his side's chance of a glory.
Valencia skipper David Albelda says Didier Drogba is the biggest threat to his side's chance of a UEFA Champions League semi-final berth.
The Chelsea marksman struck a second-half equaliser at Stamford Bridge - his 30th goal of the season - to give Jose Mourinho's men hope for next week's second leg at the Mestalla.
And Albelda says his side must stop the Ivory Coast striker if they are to reach the last four.
"He (Drogba) is a sensational player and is difficult to stop," said the Spanish international.
"In Valencia it will be key to stop him receiving balls in the area."
The 29-year-old said he was delighted with the result in West London, but insists the job is only half done.
"Valencia did play very well in Chelsea but victory is not assured. At Mestalla it will be a hard match and we will have to give maximum effort to triumph."