Joe Cole has opened up on the training ground clash that left Chelsea captain John Terry ready ‘to kill everyone’.
The former England international lined up alongside Terry 270 times during his career, helping the Blues win three Premier League titles, two FA Cups and a League Cup.
Cole and Terry both earned legendary status during their time at Stamford Bridge and had a close bond both on and off the pitch.
But as the ex-winger was recognised as a ‘Chelsea hero’ on FIFA 22, Cole recalled an incident which left his former skipper absolutely fuming.
Ashley Cole was also a part of that side and gave a backdrop to the story: “You’ve sold him a step-over, a massive step-over, give him the old shoulder and the worst part about it is you’ve only gone, ‘sit down son!’,” the left-back explained.
“JT wanted to kill you, I started laughing, he wanted to kill me, the gaffer started laughing, he wanted to kill everyone.”
Joe Cole added: “It doesn’t sound like much because how can I knock him over?“It’s probably the only time that I’ve ever done it. And I let him know.
“I said ‘Get on the weights! The gym is over there!’. I had him on a bit of string and he’s lost the plot, bless him. Absolutely love him.”
It wasn’t the only time the two almost came to blows with Cole recalling another incident that angered Terry.
“We were playing FIFA and he was quite a good player, he was better than me,” Cole continued.
“But this one time I was beating him and I thought ‘I’m going to wind him up, I’m going to go to bed now’ and he’s the sort of guy that you had to let win otherwise he wouldn’t let you leave the room.
“So I beat him and the final whistle has gone and I’ve run. And he’s chased me ‘Coley! Come back, I want another game’.
“So I’ve gone in my room, locked the door. Chain on, chair just in case he’s going to break the door down. He’s going ‘Nah you’ve got to give me another game’, I’ve gone ‘No geez, champ’s going to bed now, might order some room service’.
“He was so angry as he’s such a competitor. I wouldn’t play him again and he must have been outside that room for about 10 minutes, begging me to play.”