Villa boss exposes Terry: He wants to beat the club he loves

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John Terry was a one-club man apart from the fact that he had a one-year spell with Championship side Aston Villa for just one season after leaving Chelsea.

‘Captain, leader, legend’, Terry is fondly called by the Chelsea fans and the Blues faithful will be looking to honour the former Chelsea skipper when he visits Stamford Bridge with Aston Villa on Wednesday night.

Terry is set for an emotional return to the club, but Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has revealed that although the Chelsea legend is excited about his return to the Bridge, but is also focused on beating his former side.

“He’ll be excited about it,” Smith said. “He always said he would never go back and play against them, and I’m certainly not going to pick him!

“I’m sure he will get an unbelievable reception from their supporters, and rightly so, after the playing career he had at that football club, and his ties he has.

“He’ll be looking forward to going back, and I’m sure it will be a little bit different for him, but his mind has been solely on helping myself and the rest of my coaching team to try and beat the club he loves.”

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