Antonio Rudiger has asked to be taught how to score from Chelsea legend Didier Drogba after his incredible run on Tuesday night.
Thomas Tuchel was less than pleased throughout the contest, though, with his side finding it hard to break down the Russian outfit.
Notably, there was a tactical tweak with Tuchel demanding his outside centre-backs take a more prominent role going forward.
And Rudiger took that seriously, picking up the ball minutes into the second-half to go on a barnstorming run towards goal.
After beating several Zenit players, he found himself in the box before hitting the ball wide but his efforts seemed to inspire the home crowd and his teammates as they revved up their antics and the noise grew in the stadium.
Rudiger posted to his Instagram page a photo of himself, captioned: “Home W Clean sheet successful.”
And of all people to reply was Chelsea legend Drogba, who regularly keeps in contact with the current Blues squad.
Drogba replied: “Thought you we’re gonna score bro.” And that prompted Rudiger to say back: “Teach me brother.”
From a Chelsea point of view, there are not many strikers in the club’s history with Drogba leading them to several titles including the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup over nine seasons.