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Didier Drogba reveals he thought Chelsea legend John Terry was an academy kid when they first met

Date Posted,April 17, 2017

Didier Drogba will never forget the first time he met John Terry and thought he was an academy youngster bumping up the numbers on a pre-season tour to America!

Drogba had just completed a £24million move from Marseille back in July 2004 and was meeting up with his new team-mates for the first time when he came across the Chelsea legend.

The Ivory Coast forward quickly realised he was an established member of the first-team when he gave a passionate speech in the dressing room before their friendly against Celtic in Seattle.

John Terry and Didier Drogba lift the Premier League trophy at Stamford Bridge on May 24, 2015 (Photo: Getty)

The pre-match motivational talk certainly did the trick as Chelsea came out 4-2 winners and showed Drogba what Terry was all about from a very young age.

The duo went on to enjoy unforgettable times as they clinched four Premier League titles including the double back in 2010 and won the Champions League back in 2012 with a memorable penalty shoot-out victory over Bayern Munich.

Terry announced on Monday that he will be leaving Chelsea at the end of the season after making his debut for the club back in 1998 and going on to make 713 appearances for the west London club.

Didier Drogba celebrates scoring against Barcelona alongside John Terry (Photo: Reuters)

Drogba has nothing but praise for the job Terry has done during his 19-year spell and will never make the same mistake of mis-leading him for an academy graduate!

Drogba, speaking on his Instagram account, said: ‘From day one you’ve been a true Leader, when I first met you and didn’t know who you were ? ☺️ but said to me “welcome to chelsea”

‘Thought you were a young player from the academy going on pre season tour ?

‘Then I realized who you were from your first speech right before our first friendly game vs @celticfc .

‘You’ve been carrying this team, this club for 22 years with the same passion, the same desire to win for @chelseafc and our fans.

‘Proud to have been lead by the all time best defender of @premierleague and one of the very best in the world!!!!

‘Thanks for the memories CAPTAIN LEGEND TERRY @johnterry.26 and all the very best for your next challenge

#leaderonandofthepitch #legend#Goat #chelseafc #johnterry #blues#endofanera #whataneraitwas#winniiiiiiiiiing’

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