John Terry invited his followers on Instagram to ask him anything in a Q&A yesterday, and our legendary former captain’s answers didn’t disappoint as he provided lots of insight into his time in west London.
One person asked Terry, the most decorated player in Chelsea history, to single out his ‘greatest moment’. The answer was simple: ‘Munich’, accompanied with a trophy emoji.
Football is not all highs of course, and Terry said the other Champions League final we have contested, against Manchester United in Moscow, when he missed a penalty in the shoot-out, remains his lowest ebb in the sport.
Terry also revealed the classy reason why he wore the number 26 shirt throughout his Chelsea career.
‘When I broke into the first team at Chelsea, that was my number and I had seen some fans with my name and number on their shirts. I didn’t want them paying out for another shirt’.
Terry scored 67 goals for the Blues and when asked to pick one out, he opted for his tie-winning header against Barcelona at the Bridge in a Champions League epic in 2005. Incidentally, he named the Camp Nou as his favourite away ground to play at.
It was no surprise to discover Terry, who retired last year, enjoyed two things above all about playing football: keeping a clean sheet and scoring goals.
One man who certainly helped him and the Blues achieve the former was Marcel Desailly, and it was the French legend Terry chose as the best centre-back he played with.
‘He was so good to me as a 17-year-old coming through at Chelsea,’ Terry wrote.
Asked if Didier Drogba was the greatest striker he had played alongside, Terry simply responded with a crown emoji. Jose Mourinho, the man who helped deliver the first trophies of Terry’s career, was his favourite manager to play under, and all Chelsea fans will have known what he meant when he said his favourite colour was blue.