It’s that time of the week again. It’s Chelsea Unseen time. This week’s video is more special than the others as it includes a Terry visit to Cobham. Oh captain, my captain!
Before we delve into this, let’s talk about the rest of the video first. Most of it is filled with training clips, as usual. For once, it’s not just long shot training clips, as has been the case for the past few weeks. Instead we get to see some passing and movement drills but interestingly, for the first time in weeks, our head coach is shown to be vocal and enthusiastic on the training pitch! We’ve barely been shown this version of Conte since the start of January and it’s good to see him back. Hopefully, this Conte is here to stay.
Then, we move to goalkeeper drills and clips of youth training sessions, where we also see Loftus-Cheek was seen in action, training with the Chelsea Under-18s, as he looks to get fit again and put his injury problems behind him.
Last but certainly not the least, we see the man himself, John George Terry, back where he belongs. As soon as he came, you could see the influence the man has. He even managed to put a smile on the face of Antonio, who has been nothing but grumpy for the past few weeks. If only he could stay with us but alas, it was just a visit. Don’t leave us, Terry, we still love you!
John Terry popped in to see us at Cobham yesterday! pic.twitter.com/M2xTGo8sum— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) March 9, 2018
Speaking of Terry, Conte has spoken about how he wanted to keep him last season but was unsuccessful in his bid to do so. I’m certain all of us, including the players, would’ve loved to see Terry stay at Chelsea in some capacity or another, as the club has desperately missed Terry’s dressing room influence and his leadership qualities but some things are just out of our control, I suppose.
“For us it was big loss. I tried to keep him for another season but he wanted to play and I understood this. I wished the best for him and his family.
“John Terry’s role last season was incredible. He didn’t play a lot of games but despite this his commitment was incredible, great. He helped me a lot in the changing room and for sure, with John Terry, we are talking about a player with great experience.
“I think for John, Chelsea is his home and he can come here when he wants. The door is always open for him and for the other players that have written the history of the club. For me it is always a pleasure to see him and have a chat. But I think it is also good for the players to see their old captain.”
-Antonio Conte; source: Sky Sports
Joy all around!