Montreal Impact are 'not that far' from MLS silverware - Didier Drogba

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Didier Drogba says that he is "not that far" from achieving his objective of winning silverware with the Montreal Impact.

The Chelsea legend will take part in the biggest game of the Impact's five-year Major League Soccer history on Tuesday, when Montreal hosts Toronto FC in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Championship.

And although the 38-year-old has his eyes firmly set on besting TFC's star-studded lineup, Drogba's main target remains the MLS Cup.

"Not close yet -- I think we're not that far," Drogba told the MLS official website. "Closer to the objective, to the target, but to win the conference final would be something huge, knowing the history of the club and where we started when I first came and where we are now.

"I think there's a lot to be proud of so it would mean a lot."

Tuesday's conference final is set to take the Montreal-Toronto rivalry to a whole new level and Drogba, who is no stranger to derbies himself, says defeating Montreal's Canadian counterparts over the two legs will be even sweeter.

"All derbies, in every country, have a history," Drogba said. "So I think even if this rivalry is young, it still exists.

"We saw every time we played against them, every time we won or they won, it was a completely different celebration.

"So yes, it's always exciting to play a derby, but it must be won."

Key to defeating Toronto will be ensuring a "good result" on Tuesday, Drogba says. Teams, like Supporters' Shield winners FC Dallas, have given their opponents too much of a lead after the first leg during the MLS Playoffs -- a scenario that the Ivory Coast legend is desperate to avoid.

"We have the home-field advantage, so we have to have a good result," Drogba said. "And for me, I always say a good result, and people get fed up of it, but 0-0 is a good result, 1-1 is a good result, 1-0 is a good result.

"All these results are good because there is a return match and then the opposing team will have to open their game."

"I think what we need is a lot of concentration, humility, because of course we beat them there, but we have to remember that we drew also here in the last game.

"We can't afford to get carried away by the fans and their support. We need to stay focused and make sure we're there when we have to."