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Terry reveals his most stupid decision during Chelsea career

John Terry admitted the biggest regret of his Chelsea career was getting sent off against Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final in 2012.

The centre-halve kneed Alexis Sanchez off the ball and almost cost his side a spot in the final, as Chelsea edged past one of the tournament favourites 3-2 on aggregate.


Terry kneed Sanchez off the ball

Terry apologised to fans after the moment of madness and the Stamford Bridge legend admitted it was the most stupid decision of his Chelsea career.

‘I knew I was in trouble,’ Terry told BeIN Sport about the incident.

‘It’s funny because I heard before we played them at Stamford Bridge, he got a dead leg.

‘And in the home game he run past me and I sort of blocked him and caught him on his leg, and he was in absolute agony.

‘He was still carrying it [in second leg] so I thought I’ll just give him a little.

‘Stupid really, I don’t know why I done the second one at the Nou Camp because it put the team in a dreadful position.

‘I look back now and I think it must be one of my silliest moments as a player on the pitch and if you could pick one team you do not want to be down to ten men against its Barcelona at the Nou Camp. I thought I could get away with it.’

Terry missed the 2012 Champions League final

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The red card against Barcelona would lead to the now iconic moment of Terry celebrating Chelsea’s triumph over Bayern Munich in the final in a full kit, despite the fact he was suspended for the game.

The 2012 Champions League trophy remains the only time in Chelsea’s history they have won the tournament.

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