Petr Cech and Didier Drogba both react emotionally on Instagram to Chelsea announcement from yesterday
Cesar Azpilicueta has officially completed his move away from Chelsea, ending his 11-year tenure at Stamford Bridge. The 33-year-old Spanish defender has joined Atletico Madrid, marking his return to La Liga.
Tributes and messages of admiration continue to pour in for Azpilicueta. Chelsea legends Petr Cech and Didier Drogba took to social media to express their heartfelt messages. Cech posted on his Instagram story, congratulating Azpilicueta and wishing him the best for the future. Drogba, on his Instagram story, wrote that Azpilicueta deserves a place among the legends of Chelsea.
Receiving praise from esteemed Chelsea figures like Cech and Drogba is a testament to Azpilicueta’s accomplishments at the club. He has solidified his status among the greatest players in Chelsea’s history through his decade-long spell and impressive trophy haul.
With Azpilicueta’s departure, the average age of the Chelsea squad is further reduced, a trend that has been noticeable over the past year. It is anticipated that veteran defender Thiago Silva will be the only player over the age of 30 who will feature regularly in the starting lineup next season.
The prospect of Mauricio Pochettino leading this young and talented group is exciting for supporters. However, the lack of experience within the squad may raise some concerns.