Written by El-Khoury
Chelsea’s Captain, leader, legend, and… goalkeeper (!) Oh yes, goalkeeper when was needed, John Terry is a player that we all never forget. When Chelsea was in real need, John Terry defended with his heart the goalpost of his beloved team, without fear!
When Peter Cech and Carlo Cudicini were injured and unable to continue playing at the Match against Reading on October 15, 2006, John Terry, as the leader of the “blues”, did not think much about anything but took responsibility to be placed in goal. Mourinho prior to Terry’s decision asked about the player who would take over in order to complete the match due to the two injuries of both goalkeepers and without doubt that was their Captain.
This is the match Peter Cech was taken off the pitch by doctors at just 5 seconds from the start of the game due to Stephen Hunt’s clash with him, forcing him to wear a protective mask for the rest of his career. Additionally, Cudicini, who had replaced Cech, was also seriously injured, due to a collision with Sonko, while for a few seconds he remained unconscious!
Meanwhile, in the 62nd minute, Obi Michel was eliminated with a second yellow card. In spite of these… few misfortunes, the Blues managed to hold on their 1-0 lead thanks to Ivar Ingimarsson’s own goal and John Terry’s top-class level calmness in the final minutes of the match. The legendary London club defender and current assistant coach at Aston Villa, having retired from his football duties, kept his nerves conceiving “zero goals” against him at home to give the “blue” three points with a 1-0 final score.
The ‘blues’ at the whistle remained with nine players on the pitch, however celebrated an important victory, with the team’s leader immediately offering his team with an option at a crucial stage in the game…!