Chelsea legend John Terry has hit out at pundit Robbie Savage, insisting that he won't take criticism from the former Wales international.
As reported by The Guardian, Terry, speaking ahead of the Blues' Champions League clash against Dynamo Kiev tomorrow evening, claims he can take criticism from the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville, but isn't prepared to put up with negative comments from Savage.
With Chelsea currently sitting in 15th place in the Premier League, the club's captain has endured a torrid start to the campaign, often failing to prove his credentials for Jose Mourinho's side.
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However, Terry has hit back at one critic in particular, insisting that he's not happy to be 'dug out' by the likes of Savage.
The Chelsea captain told a packed press room: “I’ve come under criticism, individually, from certain players and individuals, players I’ve looked up to and played alongside.
"I’ve taken that on the chin: Rio, Carra, Neville, the very best I’ve come up against in the game. I take that on the chin. When others speak, maybe I don’t take it on the chin. When players have not had a career, played at a really bad level in their career … Robbie Savage being one.
"He’s dug me out a couple of times. You take it as a footballer, as an individual. I’ll take it from the Rios, Carraghers and Neville. All day long. From others? Nah.”
Terry slams Savage
But Terry must improve
You can understand why Terry is frustrated, of course. When comparing the careers of Terry and Savage, the former comes out on top every time.
However, Terry will know that his performances must improve sooner rather than later. In fact, as captain of the club, the experienced centre-back will be well aware that he's required to inspire those around him in west London.
Chelsea fans: What do you make of Terry's comments? Have your say below!