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John Terry reveals role Billy the masseur played in Chelsea heroics against Barcelona

John Terry reveals role Billy the masseur played in Chelsea heroics against Barcelona

Former Chelsea defender John Terry is usually quite active on social media. When he’s not endorsing NFT’s, the Blues Legend can be seen touting his Chelsea achievements and of course, taking shots at Spurs. On Sunday, the former Three Lions international invited questions from fans on his Instagram. The highlights ranged from more digs at Tottenham to some love for Thiago Silva. 

Toughest opposition

Terry named the famed Barcelona side helmed by Pep Guardiola as the toughest opposition he has come across. Additionally, he also named Leo Messi and Ronaldinho as the toughest players he played against, the latter, in particular, gave Terry some unsavoury memories with his performance at Stamford Bridge, one which included a sublime chipped goal. 

Defenders Union

The 41-year-old never shies away from heaping praise on his favourite players, and he did so again on two of the most decorated defenders ever to play the game. Terry often talks about his love for Thiago Silva and spoke to him once again, he said “absolutely love him, To be playing so well at his age in the best league is unbelievable, Just wish I could have played alongside him.

When asked about his pick for the best defender ever, the former Blue replied with AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini. Additionally, he was also asked for his opinion on Antonio Rudiger, in his response, Terry tagged Rudiger and said,” I love you brother, What a player, the passion he shows for our club is what I love to see, Lucky to have you at our club.”

Three Points Lane

John Terry really can’t go without mugging off Spurs, and he did so again on this occasion. When asked about his favourite London derby to play in, Unsurprisingly Terry responded with Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur. He further explained why “Playing against spurs guaranteed 3 points.” 

He then showcased just how proud he is of Chelsea’s stature amongst the London clubs. Terry said, “They shouldn’t be called London Derbys anymore because none of them London teams are anywhere near us.” 

Billy the masseur

Blues fans would’ve certainly spotted a jolly gentleman affectionately known as ‘Billy the masseuse’ during the celebrations for the UCL and Super Cup triumphs. Billy McCulloch is an ever-present figure at Cobham and has been a part of Chelsea since Terry’s heyday. 

Known for his comical antics and emphatic locker room celebrations, Billy has always been a friendly and helpful face at the club, and Terry added more context to that when asked if he misses the masseuse. 

He said, “Yes I love Bill, Such a funny man around the training ground but a great masseur.” He then recounts a story featuring Billy, one in which Billy’s skill and diligence indirectly contributed to Terry’s goal during Chelsea famous 4-2 victory against Barcelona at the Bridge in 2005. 

Love for the Blues

When an entire fan base collectively knows you by the words ‘Captain, Leader, Legend’,  you know there’s something special. Aside from questions, Terry received a number of messages from fans thanking him for his time at the club and he made sure to respond with class. 

He also touched a bit on his special bond with the club, “I gave everything for our football club day in day out for 22 years, The love I have can never be put into words