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Champions gets to grips with Drogba

Published: Monday 15 November 2010, 15.21CET
Didier Drogba, Thomas Müller and Luis Suárez are three of the headline acts in the latest issue of Champions – giving exclusive interviews to the UEFA Champions League's official magazine.
Champions gets to grips with Drogba
Champions magazine features an array of star talent in its latest edition ©UEFA.com
 
 
 
Published: Monday 15 November 2010, 15.21CET

Champions gets to grips with Drogba

Didier Drogba, Thomas Müller and Luis Suárez are three of the headline acts in the latest issue of Champions – giving exclusive interviews to the UEFA Champions League's official magazine.

Chelsea FC sharpshooter Didier Drogba reveals the secrets of his success in an exclusive interview in the latest issue of the official UEFA Champions League magazine Champions. "I learned that you don't win just by going on the pitch," he says. "You need to prepare the game, work on the opponent, work tactically and be ready."

One of the brightest prospects in European football, FC Bayern München's Thomas Müller, talks about dropping deep to find the gaps, being unconcerned by pressure and his working relationship with coach Louis van Gaal. In another fascinating interview, AFC Ajax captain and Uruguayan international Luis Suárez discusses his heroes, hopes and that FIFA World Cup save against Ghana.

Andrés Iniesta goes for a swim and recalls his early days at FC Barcelona, getting used to the big city, staying grounded and updating his Facebook page. We also go face-to-face with another double European Champion Clubs' Cup winner, Miodrag Belodedić. The first man to lift the trophy with two clubs, the former FC Steaua Bucureşti and FK Crvena Zvezda defender recounts his glittering career and cross-border adventure.

UEFA Champions League debutant Harry Redknapp waxes lyrical on life among the big boys for Tottenham Hotspur FC, the wonder of young Welsh international Gareth Bale and walking his dogs. Just don't call him old school!

Champions remembers Real Madrid CF's first German stars: Paul Breitner and Günter Netzer; explores the influence of Total Football; and in the A to Z of the UEFA Champions League relives the tournament's greatest moments.

Find out why Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola may never have to buy another forward; discover how it feels to be the first Londoner to win the European title; and read about the ten biggest cities still waiting for their first European champion.

Plus: a one-on-one with AJ Auxerre coach Jean Fernandez, Valencia CF's latest striking hero Aritz Aduriz, and Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC's aspirations. Champions, official UEFA Champions League magazine, is on sale on newsstands across Europe.

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