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Didier Drogba is a physical kind of striker. He's big and imposing, which contributes to his great hold-up play. He's exactly the kind of striker Chelsea have needed throughout the years. But how does he fit into Madrid's system?
Let's look at how Madrid works. Madrid are a counter-attacking team that rely on speed, technical ability and quality passing to advance the ball upfield and dominate possession. They run most of their attacks from the left side and are generally very free-flowing, with players of all positions moving up and down the pitch and working from both sides. None of that describes the type of system Drogba is used to.
Drogba is nowhere near the passer that Karim Benzema is. His finishing isn't as good as Gonzalo Higuain's. He's not as fast as anyone on Madrid's attack, and although technically gifted, his ability pales in comparison to others' in the Los Blancos offensive. The style of play is just not his.
Drogba is perfectly suited for English play. In Spain, though, the emphasis is on the technical ability and passing that has made Madrid and teams like Barcelona famous. The Ivorian just doesn't fit that mold.