Aston Villa coach John Terry makes “huge” admission involving Birmingham City


John Terry believes that the intensity of the Second City derby is a match for all the matches in which he has played.

Terry joined Aston Villa of Chelsea in 2017 after spending time in a successful career at Stamford Bridge which spanned two decades.

Meanwhile, the former central defender has participated in some of the greatest football clashes as Chelsea enjoyed success in the Premier League and the Champions League.

His first taste of the fierce rivalry between Villa and Blues came in October 2017 when he was captain of St Andrew’s visitors.

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Asked in a question-and-answer session about the derby’s ranking in the games Terry participated in, he replied, “It’s huge, actually. Just all the buzz around the place.

“I remember a guy who came to the training ground. He usually asks you for your autographs. I parked my car and he said, “Look, whatever happens, we’d rather be relegated than lose – we don’t lose against them. I’m just informing you as a footballer because it’s your first year here. ”

The first game of the season ended 0-0, before Villa won 2-0 in the second leg in February. Terry was involved in a fight with Cheikh Ndoye in the match, which ended with the dismissal of the Blues midfielder.

“The whole build-up, in and around town during the week or two weeks before this match, has been really intense,” said the former English skipper, who returned to Villa to become head coach assistant in 2018.

“It’s right up there. At Chelsea, I had the Spurs and Arsenal and West Ham, which were great London derbies. They make the same comparison, that’s for sure. ”


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