John Terry is a captain that’s well-respected in the Chelsea camp, and his title of ‘Captain, Leader and Legend’ isn’t undeserved.
The Blues captain has revealed that former Blues legend and captain Marcel Desailly was one of the influences that made him the captain that he is today.
Terry recalled: “Marcel was coming towards the end of his career and he was the king,”
“He was like the father for both of us. He used to tell us off and tell us what to do. He was the best, and learning from him made us better players.
“When I was 17, Desailly had just won the World Cup and he knew my name. He was interested to know who I was, what position I was, what I liked and what I didn’t. He had time for me. He used to put his arm round me, he used to help me.
“It was the biggest learning thing I could have had as a young boy, seeing how he trained.
“When you get to the end of your career like I am now, you look back and appreciate that. When you’re 17 or 18 time goes so quick, you’re just focused on playing and enjoying football, but when you get to the end you realise what a big help the likes of you, Marcel, Frank Leboeuf, Dennis Wise, were.” Said Terry.