Recently, the AC Milan star Costacuta accepted an interview with Italy's Sky Sports. In the interview, he bluntly stated that the confrontation with Drogba made him realize that it is time to hang up his boots.
Costacuta recalled the confrontation with Drogba that year. He said: "I was fortunate or unfortunate to be Drogba's background board in a preseason game in New York. In that game I decided to Hanging up my boots, I realized that I was far from what I used to be. Drogba's physical fitness allowed me to move forward in the direction of retirement."
"That day, Maldini also suffered a lot on the defensive end. Drogba was a destroyer."