A very emotional tribute was paid to Chelsea legend John Terry at tonight Player of the Year award ceremony.
A video showing messages from Didier Drogba, Gianfranco Zola, Ruud Gullit and Gianluca Vialli was showed.
Drogba said: “My first memory of John Terry was my first day at Chelsea. He welcomed me, I didn’t know at the time he was captain.”
“He was so young. I thought, who is this guy? He’s a beast! From that day I have seen that John Terry is a great leader.”
Vialli added: “John, I hope you don’t forget who gave you your debut. Unfortunately I couldn’t make you a regular, I was sacked…”
John Terry couldn’t hold back tears after this and when he was called on stage he was too emotional to step up there, while the whole room was chanting “JOHN TERRY! JOHN TERRY!”.
It’s news from today that Chelsea offered his captain a new deal, but the Blues skipper later revealed with a post on his Instagram account that the role they offered to him is different and he needs time to think about it.