Kylian Mbappe had his decade-long request to Didier Drogba granted during the 2019 Ballon d’Or awards ceremony in Paris.
Drogba who co-hosted Monday’s event with Sandy Heribert disclosed that he denied a 10-year-old Mbappe (who was on trial at Chelsea) a picture following Chelsea’s Champions League defeat to Barcelona.
According to him, he snubbed the Frenchman because he was infuriated by referee Tom Ovrebo’s decisions as the Blues crashed out to a late Andres Iniesta goal at Stamford Bridge ten years ago.
“After the match, a child came to me and wanted to take a picture,” he said. “That day I said NO!….because of the result [and the refereeing]. I eventually learnt that the child was Kylian Mbappe. I want to pay my debt now.”