Former Chelsea star John Mikel Obi has explained the role former Chelsea captain John Terry played to help make Chelsea win titles.
Chelsea were dominant in English football during the era of Terry and Obi, winning Premier League titles and European honours.
In a recent interview with The Sun, Mikel Obi explained the length Terry went to ensure Chelsea win games when the team was losing at half time. According to Mikel Obi, Terry was overly passionate and used to smash things up in the dressing room at half-time out of anger just to ensure he gets a reaction from the players in the second half.
“If we lost a game, we may not speak to each other for a day to show this was not good and tomorrow had to be better,” Mikel Obi told The Sun.
“We were just so hungry. Did we take it a bit too far? Sometimes, yes, we had to.
“There were people fighting, grabbing round the neck, JT smashing the table and drinks. If we were losing a game you did not want to be in the dressing room.
“There were countless times. If we were 1-0 down at half-time and had to win, he did it time in, time out.
“The manager would speak and then leave it to JT to carry on. He smashes the whole place up and then we go back out and get the win.
“What he said, we followed. What he did, we followed. We looked at him for a reaction and we followed.
“No matter what manager came in, you had to know the figurehead of the club was John Terry.”
How Chelsea fans would love to have a leader like Terry in the dressing room now.