“It was a great privilege” – Antonio Conte sincerely thanks ‘legend’ John Terry

The one thing this global pandemic has bought us all is some fantastic video interviews from players, managers, and reporters whilst in lock down.

Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is the latest to have done a revealing interview, and he has been speaking quite a bit about Chelsea.

He left on rather sour terms after seeing his previously successful Chelsea side slip and an unrest with the board over transfer targets.

Conte is now the manager of Inter, but he has been speaking fondly of some special moments that he shared with the club captain John Terry, whom he rightly refers to as a Chelsea legend.

The two had a close relationship and Terry would often help Conte out off of the pitch as well as on it, being a sort of middle-man for the rest of the players and providing those all important leadership qualities that we know he has.

As reported by Sky Sports, Conte recalls…

“It was a great privilege for me to be the coach of a Chelsea legend like John Terry.

“We are talking about a top man, a really good man and then a top player. He helped me a lot in my first season in and out of the pitch.”

“He was very important in the training ground, during the sessions to keep the concentration standards high.

Terry was given a send-off in front of the Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge when he was substituted in the 26th minute of the game against Sunderland.

“He decided he wanted this because 26 was his squad number and for me it was a pleasure to give him this opportunity” says Conte

“I will never be able to thank him enough. He was very important for me and our team.”

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