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John Terry: I told Conte to bench me and play Nathan Ake

Chelsea legend John Terry has narrated a story about how he sacrificed his place in the team for Nathan Ake to play more minutes under fo...


Chelsea legend John Terry has narrated a story about how he sacrificed his place in the team for Nathan Ake to play more minutes under former Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte.

“I went to see Conte around Christmas time, and was like “gaffer, listen you're putting me on the bench, and we've got Nathan Ake”, who for me was an unbelievably talented young player," Terry said on Instagram Q&A session.

“I said 'put him on the bench because the chances of him coming on are really slim, it's going to be a great experience for him'.

“He was on the bench for about seven, eight or 10 games, and he ended up playing against Spurs in the [FA Cup] semi-final that year. And it was just a little stuff like that.

“I'm not sure players would have done what I did.”

In the summer of 2017, Chelsea sold Nathan Ake to Bournemouth for £20m.


Written by Vince @blue_footy

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