Gianfranco Zola remembers unbelievable John Terry tackle

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Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola has recalled the moment club captain John Terry delivered an 'unbelievable' tackle on former teammate Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

As reported by Daily Mail, the little Italian, who left Stamford Bridge back in 2003, has revealed that Terry didn't like it when Hasselbaink kicked a young player in training. 

Ultimately, then, Terry, who helped the Blues secure the Premier League title this season, switched opponents to play alongside Hasselbaink, and left his mark. 

Flying Jimmy 

Zola stated: "I saw Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink fly!

"We were training in a two-versus-two game. It was me and Jimmy Floyd against Terry and another young boy. Jimmy was getting very frustrated because he couldn’t score and he kicked this boy. John didn’t like this.

"When training continued, Terry switched opponents and went to mark Jimmy Floyd. The first tackle, I’ll never forget it – Jimmy flew through the air! It was an unbelievable tackle, so strong and ruthless.

"Nothing was said, but the next attack, exactly the same thing happened. I’ve never seen anything fly so high!"

Brilliant Terry

That may well have been many years ago, but Terry certainly isn't showing any signs of slowing down. In truth, under the guidance of Jose Mourinho this term, the veteran has been in the form of his life, and will no doubt be expecting to play another regular role in the 2015/16 campaign. 

At the end of the day, the Blues skipper has never really relied on his pace, so there's no reason why he can't continue to excel in England's elite division for the foreseeable future. 

Terry, of course, will get his hands on the league trophy tomorrow afternoon, but he will certainly be hoping that it's not the last time. And, on current form, that is seemingly unlikely. 

Chelsea fans: Will next season be Terry's last? When do you expect him to retire? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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