The 34-year-old admits he was keen to help out the established players in any way he could whilst breaking through to the first team at Stamford Bridge
John Terry admits he used to warm up toilet seats for Chelsea’s senior players during the early years of his career at Stamford Bridge.
The 34-year-old, who signed a new one-year contract extension on Thursday, has been with Chelsea since the age of 14 and made his first-team debut in October 1998.
But while he was establishing himself as a regular in the Chelsea squad, Terry would look to help the senior players in any way he could.
“I’d do anything for them. I’d make their teas and coffees, even silly things like sit on the toilet to make the seat warm for them in the cold winter days at the training ground,” Terry told Chelsea Pitch Owners.
“It’s bizarre when you think about it but that was part of growing up.”
Terry formed a strong bond with the then Chelsea captain Dennis Wise and has revealed the former midfielder would back him in any arguments during training.
“I used to clean his boots and he wanted them perfect so I took really good care of them,” said Terry.
“Every now and then he gave me a little bonus. Every time he scored I was on £25, which was half my wages at the time. I used to be praying we’d get a penalty or he’d score.
“[During training] I would go in and win tackles against first-team players, and I remember at the time people were going: ‘Ooh, you can’t do that’.
“Sometimes, the foreign guys, especially, didn’t like it. Dan Petrescu, once, he got me round the throat, and said: ‘What do you think you’re doing?!’
“The first one over, to back me up, was Wisey: ‘If you’ve got something to say, you say it to me, not the younger players’. Me and Dan laugh about it now.”