Montreal Impact lacks firepower in the absence of Didier Drogba

Didier Drogba’s current team Montreal Impact again fails to score in an important clash against Seattle Sounders.

With the current matches being held on artificial turf, the Impact manager has preferred to avoid playing Drogba. The former Chelsea player is not at 100% as he suffers from a knee injury and will not be risked on turf.

In his absence, the Montreal Impact struggles in attack and could not get the better of the Seattle Sounders. Ultimately they lost the game with Sounders scoring with their start player, Clint Dempsey.

However, the Impact manager Mauro Biello was pleased with team performance especially their defense. Indeed, apart from the Dempsey’s goal, they restricted the Seattle Sounders to some long-range effort and were not under big pressure.

He acknowledges that his attack did not perform well and that he would have love to see some more quality in the final third. He believes that with Drogba imminent return in the team, his attack will improve and that they will be better offensively.

He stated that Didier Drogba gives them another dimension in attack since he holds the ball very well to allow his midfielders time to get high up the pitch. Biello wants to use Drogba only when he is sure that the former Ivory Coast international player is 100% ready.

Didier Drogba 38-years only joined the Montreal Impact last year and scored 11 goals in 11 appearances. He scored another goal during the playoff matches. He came to prominence on the world stage during his time at Chelsea where he managed to score 164 goals in his 381 appearances for the London club.

He won the Premier League 4 times, the League Cup 3 times, the FA Cup 4 times and the Champions League once.