Tuesday February 26 2019
'Marseille have new Drogba in Balotelli'

Former Olympique Marseille player and Coach Jose Anigo believes the club have found their new Didier Drogba in Mario Balotelli.

Balotelli has already scored three goals for Marseille after only arriving from Nice last month, and Anigo – who coached Drogba during the 2003-04 campaign – sees similarities between Italian and Ivorian.

“Even if his status was different on his arrival, Balotelli reminds me of Drogba in the way he embodies OM’s attack,” he told France Football.

“He represents the threat that puts fear into Marseille’s opponents, more so than [Kostas] Mitroglou and [Valere] Germain, even if they’re good players.”

The ex-Chelsea striker fired the Ligue 1 side to the UEFA Cup Final in 2004 with his six strikes in the competition.

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