John Terry fires angry response after Neil Warnock labels Azpilicueta’s career “lucky”

John Terry fires angry response after Neil Warnock labels Azpilicueta's career "lucky"

John Terry has fired an angry response to Neil Warnock after the former Middlesbrough manager brandished Chelsea hero Cesar Azpilicueta as “lucky” for his illustrious career.

Snapped up for the bargain price of £6.5 million in 2012, Azpilicueta, 32, has guided Chelsea through arguably the most prominent period in their history, captaining the side to Champions League glory last season.

The last time the Blues lifted the ‘big ears’ trophy was under former skipper John Terry, who famously donned a full Chelsea kit for the post-match celebrations despite playing no part in the final itself.

But the Spaniard’s honours list wasn’t enough to convince Warnock he’s worthy to represent the Blues on the field with the 73-year-old labelling him “a fortunate lad to be at a club like Chelsea.”

But from one Blues legend to another, Terry has jumped to defend Azpilicueta following Neil Warnock’s appearance on TalkSPORT.

“Is this a wind up ? @talkSPORT” stated Terry alongside an angry face emoji.

The ex-Chelsea ace also posted nine trophy emojis next to the comment in relation to the number of honours Azpilicueta has won whilst at the club.

Former teammate Cesc Fabregas was also aghast by Warnock’s comments, replying with a facepalm emoji.

“I think Azpilicueta has been a very fortunate lad to be at a club like Chelsea. I don’t think he is a great defender,” said Warnock.

“Sometimes in football, you need a bit of luck and I think he’s had a bit of luck at the right time and in the right place.

“That’s what you need in football, you need a bit of luck to be successful.”

With or without luck Azpilicueta has certainly been successful at Stamford Bridge.

Enjoying a stellar career in west London, the Spaniard has claimed all there is to win in England including two Premier League honours, a Champions League crown and two Europa League trophies.

The Chelsea captain was also shortlisted for the prestigious Ballon d’Or award at the end of last year for his fine displays, finishing 29th on the night.

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