Oh man. Get ready for some tears.
If you hadn’t quite grasped the meaning of this moment, the magnitude of this occasion in the history of Chelsea Football Club, this video will hopefully set you right.
It wasn’t just the words. It was the faces of his teammates, his family, the fans. It was the struggle to keep his own composure. It was the recognition of assistant coach Steve Holland who’s leaving as well. It was the recognition of the owner who’s made so much of this possible. It was the arm around Conte and the leading of the “Antonio, Antonio” chant.
It was the final glorious moment for John Terry at Stamford Bridge, and it was emotional to say the least.
“Today is without day one of the most difficult days of my life. I have been very fortunate to work with some unbelievable managers and players throughout my career. I am so thankful to every single one of you.”
"I think we all have to thank Mr Roman Abramovich. I personally want to thank him and the board, for me the best owner in world football without a doubt. He cares and loves this club and looks to improve year and year out. Roman, on behalf of myself, the club and the supporters, thank you very much.”
“I want to thank my wife and my kids for supporting me on this amazing journey I have had. Thank you, I love you.”
"Lastly, you guys the fans. The best supporters in the world without a doubt. You have given me everything. From the age of 14 when I signed, you picked me up when I was down, you sung my name when I had bad games and disappointed you. Thank you will never ever be enough. I am going to come back here one day, supporting this team.”
"From the bottom of my heart, thank you. I love you all."
-John Terry; source: Mirror
Whatever may come next for JT, he will forever be a legend.