I want to be better than Didier Drogba and Eden Hazard for Chelsea – Player declares

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Chelsea striker Nicolas Jackson has declared he wants to become a bigger legend for Chelsea than Didier Drogba and Eden Hazard.

Jackson told Chelsea’s official website: “Of course, I assisted after two minutes on my debut [against Wrexham], and I am so happy because scoring for Chelsea is a big, big thing. I am hopefully going to be a big player for this club.

“If I can be as successful as the likes of Drogba, Demba Ba and [Eden] Hazard, then I will be happy. They are Chelsea legends. If I want to be considered a legend, I have to be even better than them.”

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Jackson joined from Spanish side Villarreal this summer and has scored once and provided three assists in two pre-season games for Chelsea.

Jackson is looking forward to settling in quickly at Stamford Bridge and in London following his move from Villarreal this summer.

“Life’s been going by quickly. Back in England, I’m still in a hotel. Next, I’m buying a house near Cobham. My family are all back in Senegal, but they’ll be visiting me sometimes, for sure,” Jackson adds.

“I’m looking forward to going into London properly when I return from America. This time, not to do my VISA but to shop around Soho, to chill, and to try new food. I love my fashion, but I don’t like to show it a lot.

“If you came to my house, you’d see my closet and be impressed, believe me.”