Didier Drogba has revealed he almost quit football after falling out of love with the game.The Chelsea striker, who was sent off in last season's Champions League final, endured a difficult summer with constant rumours surrounding his future at the club and says he became hugely disillusioned with life at Stamford Bridge."This summer, I didn't have a head for football anymore," he told France Football. "I had completely lost my fire.
"I didn't want to hear talk of objectives or ambition anymore. I felt completely extinguished.
"For the first time in my career, I lost my passion for football. I was lost.
"Last season could have been terrific and spectacular, in the end it was just a good season which left quite a few regrets."
Drogba has spent most of this season on the bench with Nicolas Anelka preferred in attack by coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.
But the 30-year-old says he still doesn't understand why he cannot play alongside the France international.
"For the moment, I just have to keep quiet," he added. "It's not because I've been here for more than four years that I have the right to have demands on a status of starter.
"At the moment there is a man who is scoring and who is piling up goals. I only have to wait my turn.
"I have always said that I was happy that Nicolas came to Chelsea. But I still don't understand why coaches are scared to play us together."