John Terry was grabbed around throat by Chelsea teammate and forced to sell car

John Terry received some tough love in the form of a hand around the throat from Chelsea teammate Dennis Wise after buying a flash new car as a youngster.

The former Blues defender was just at the start of his legendary career at the time but was already being handsomely rewarded by his pay packet, which had included a bonus following his first Champions League appearance.

A young Terry chose to splash all the cash right away on a car like the one his older colleagues were driving – a decision which then-captain Wise swiftly convinced him was a bad move.

Speaking on The Footballers Guide to Football podcast, Terry said: "He was club captain at the time. I remember I was in the first-team and got a Champions League bonus and I went out and stupidly bought a car with the bonus I was on.

"I was 19 at the time. I come in with my car and Wisey got me up round the throat in the corridor in front of everyone, 'Who do you think you are? Go and take the car back'.

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"So he made me go and take the car back, which I lost money on, took me around and helped me find a house, buy a house, so it was the best bit of advice. I was embarrassed at the time but it was the best bit of advice that I could have had.

"So I'm really grateful for all those little bits along the way, guiding the younger players, and he always not only had his eye on the first team but had an interest in the younger boys."

Wise, who had been a member of Wimbledon FC's infamous Crazy Gang, became an iconic Chelsea skipper after joining them in 1990. During his 11-year spell with the club they won two FA Cups, the League Cup and the UEFA Super Cup.

It seems his impact at Stamford Bridge lasted long after his departure, with Terry going on to take his title of most successful captain courtesy of five Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups, one Europa League and one Champions League over his 19 years in west London

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