Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has revealed that he thought John Terry was a reserve team player during his first training session on English soil.
The Ivorian striker, 37, claims that he didn't know who Terry was upon his arrival at Stamford Bridge.
Following a wonderful season at Marseille, Drogba completed a big-money move to Chelsea in the summer of 2004, but it appears that the forward didn't know too much about his new side. One thing is for sure, he certainly wasn't aware that Terry was the captain of the club.
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"I noticed a tall, strong guy who looked so young, and who walked and carried himself in such a way that I assumed he was from the reserves," he wrote in his autobiography Commitment, serialised by the Daily Mail.
"'That's interesting,' I thought. 'They've obviously brought him over to get a bit of senior squad experience.'
"Towards the end of the session I asked another player who the young guy was. 'It's the captain!' he replied, laughing. 'John Terry'.
"That's how little I knew about the team - I hadn't even recognised their new young captain."
Now, though, the duo of Drogba and Terry are recognised as legends by the Chelsea faithful. The former's Champions League final winning penalty kick against Bayern Munich will live long in the memory of the Stamford Bridge army.
Terry, on the other hand, has enjoyed remarkable success at the club, securing numerous titles throughout his tenure as captain.
Now, in the latter stages of his career, Terry will be desperate for one last hurrah. The Blues are enduring a torrid season under the guidance of Jose Mourinho, but the veteran defender could yet inspire the side up the table over the coming weeks and months.
The Chelsea skipper will certainly be hoping to play a key role on Saturday as the Blues play host to Norwich City. Three points is a must for Mourinho's stuttering champions.
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