Terry reveals the former Chelsea manager he had a difficult relationship with

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Chelsea legend John Terry has revealed he had a difficult relationship with former Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez.

Terry lifted the Europa League trophy with Benitez in charge but the pair didn’t get on.

“It was tough, I have to be honest. When he first came, I was really looking forward to working with Rafa initially,” Terry told Sky Sports in the latest edition of Off Script.

“The supporters never took to him and wanted him out from day one. You could say he was quite successful, we won the Europa League under him of course, but for me personally you want to develop and learn.

“I’d seen tactically how he’d set up against us previously. You give everyone a fair chance and it’s down to them to prove to you otherwise, but we just didn’t get on from day one.”

“Every meeting we had it was, ‘We used to do this at Liverpool,’” the Chelsea legend said. “I had to have a few conversations with him and say, ‘Gaffer, you have to forget Liverpool, you can’t keep saying we this, we that, you’re at Chelsea now, it’s not going down well with the lads.’

“I was injured when he arrived, and then I struggled to be fair. I was out for probably six weeks, but then I was working back towards fitness, I played in a couple of games, away at Fulham, scored two, he dropped me for the next game. It was all those little bits that added up.”

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