Keown’s tribute to Terry: ‘Adams was better’

Date published: Monday 1st February 2016 9:51

Martin Keown has issued a touching tribute to Chelsea defender John Terry, simply saying that Tony Adams was better.

Terry announced that he would be leaving Chelsea at the end of the season after the Blues beat MK Dons 5-1 in the FA Cup fourth round, but the club have since insisted that his deal could yet be extended.

Keown was one of three pundits asked to describe the former England captain in three words by the Daily Mail. Jamie Redknapp showed flagrant disregard for the only rule, saying: “Best we’ve had (in the Premier League.” Jamie Carragher added: “Best there’s been.” Keown then simply said: “Adams was better,” with regards to former Arsenal captain, Tony.

“I’ve never been his biggest fan,” Keown expanded. “Chelsea need to change and bring in fresh blood. Maybe they need to remove any obstacles.

“I’ve not worked with him, but I wouldn’t have been wholly comfortable with him as a team mate.

“I don’t know how much I would have enjoyed working with him. I respect that people who played with him admired him. He was powerful in the dressing room, but was he too powerful?

“Nobody can question what he has achieved on the pitch — he is a Chelsea legend — but maybe he could have gone about some of it differently.”

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