However, it was Wilfried Bony, preferred to Drogba in attack, who was on the scoresheet, and Lamouchi has suggested that Drogba's lack of match fitness will mean that the Swansea City forward continues in the starting XI on Thursday when they face Group C's other opening-round winners, Colombia.
"People love Didier Drogba and I know there are a lot of lovers of Drogba's style," Lamouchi told reporters.
"But you have to understand the last time he played 90 minutes was a few months ago in Turkey. He's just recovered from injury. He made a lot of sacrifices to be here at the World Cup."
Galatasaray frontman Drogba, 36, has scored 65 goals in 102 international games since debuting in 2002.