Two years after he left Chelsea, John Terry will be back at the Bridge later today and our all-time greatest captain has been speaking ahead of the event.
Terry, now the assistant manager at Aston Villa, will be part of the England side mixing sports people and celebrities taking on their equivalents in the World XI at Soccer Aid 2019. It means JT is up against his long-time team-mate Didier Drogba who will be one of the World team’s strikers, along with an Olympic sprinting legend. The event is a fundraiser for the charity Unicef.
‘I’ve had Usain Bolt tell me he’s going to terrorise me,’ said Terry. ‘Didier has been on my case and Robbie Keane looks sharp as well.’
The two squads training at Stamford Bridge on Thursday. Other ex-Chelsea players involved are Glen Johnson, Joe Cole and Katie Chapman for England; Ricardo Carvalho and Michael Essien for the World XI. JT is pictured above taking on Mo Farah during the session.
‘Focusing on our group, we’ve had a couple of injuries so I’m going to have to give Coley [Joe Cole] a nudge in the morning to get him on the pitch and get a few more out,’ added Terry.
‘It’s actually taken really seriously. From the outside it looks really fun but the preparation, the food, the way you train is serious.
‘It’s huge money [that is raised] and every pound raised the government are donating a pound as well. That is just the start of it, we have a sell-out crowd, it’s Father’s Day as well so it should be a great occasion.’
Soccer Aid is live on ITV One or ITV Hub from 6.30pm
Read: Everything You Need to Know about Soccer Aid