People thought I never played, or only had a little role, but over six years I played in all the big games," said the Ivorian. "I was there whenever the team needed me, against Barcelona in the semis, United and Bayern in the finals, and was one of those they leaned on. I was more like a foot soldier, and people don't recognise the foot soldiers so much. In hindsight, when people talk about that team and the trophies we won, they remember the important goals I scored and appreciate me more. Now, when I see Chelsea fans, they say: 'You helped us win the Champions League. You were one of those in Munich who made history.'"