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"Tonight we made history": Didier Drogba shares thoughts on Montreal Impact's big win

Drogba has won most of the trophies he's ever had a shot at, but that doesn't mean he isn't interested in at least one more.

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Didier Drogba has had a difficult season, of which one small part was his brouhaha with a couple of the New York Red Bulls' better-known fans on his last visit to Red Bull Arena.

But that issue is settled now.

And, unfortunately, Drogba and Montreal Impact certainly had the last laugh this year, leaving RBA for the final time this season with a 2-1 win and an Eastern Conference semifinal series victory. L'Impact is heading to the next round of the 2016 MLS playoffs. RBNY is heading to the uncertainties of the off-season.

Before Drogba left Harrison for the last time this year - and perhaps the last time ever, since it is not certain he's coming back to Montreal or MLS next season - he shared a few words. The seasoned pro was relaxed, buoyed by a win, but focused on the unfinished playoff task ahead. Asked about his thoughts on the playoffs, he gently deflected the question:

"It's not done yet. I can only speak about it at the end of the season for us, and I hope it's going to be after the 10th of December."

But the veteran forward was pleased with the story so far, particularly the likelihood (now fact) of an all-Canadian Eastern Conference final:

"I think we had a good season, and coming into the playoffs we wanted to do better than last season - that was the goal. Tonight we made history for the club, for the city - and Toronto, I think, is making history. And I think we're going to play against them."

How is that match-up likely to go? Drogba was respectful but confident, as he has every right to be:

"It's going to be tough, it's going to be a derby, it's going to be tight - and at the end, I think we will win the game."