Didier Drogba finally fulfilled a 10-year debt to Kylian Mbappe on Monday night by taking a selfie with the PSG striker at the Ballon d’Or awards.

The Chelsea legend revealed that he denied a then 10-year-old Mbappe a picture after a Champions League semi-final with Barcelona in 2009.

Drogba, hosting the 2019 awards show, said on stage, “Ten years ago after a match, a child came to me and wanted to take a picture,” Drogba said, according to “That day I said no because of the result

. I learned that the child was Kylian Mbappé. I want to pay my debt now.”

The Chelsea legend is referring to the infamous 2009 Champions League semifinal second leg between the Blues and Barcelona. Chelsea felt referee Tom Henning Øvrebø missed several obvious penalty calls at Stamford Bridge, and Barcelona ended up advancing on Andres Iniesta’s goal in the third minute of stoppage time.

Numerous Chelsea players swarmed Øvrebø at the final whistle, and Drogba was so incensed he looked straight into the TV cameras and called it a “f—-ing disgrace.

To rectify his snub, Drogba invited Mbappé, who was presenting an award Monday, and fellow Ballon d’Or host Sandy Heribert to join for the photo:



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