Chelsea legend John Terry Put the ear on Kalidou Koulibaly, the new center back of the navy blue lion army. After the latter called to take over the number 26 from him.
New Chelsea signing Kalidou Koulibaly has revealed that John Terry thought he was being teased when the Senegalese defender called to ask to wear his number 26 shirt initially. During this week, the former Napoli star uploaded a clip of a phone call between him and Terry on social media, in which he asked the ex-captain’s permission in a similar way. Take over that number, which hasn’t been worn since then.
while Terry was extremely happy. Koulibaly wore the number 26 shirt that used to be his. But the centre-back’s first attempt to call the Blues icon went unplanned after Terry hung up. When asked if he was excited or not, he called Terry. Koulibaly said, “Yes, it’s true. I was a little nervous because at the time I was waiting to sign for Chelsea. And it happened the day before, so at night I was happy.” “And the second thing I wanted was to know which numbers were free. I talked to the manager. He told me the numbers, but he didn’t have the number 26.”
“So I asked him the number 26, but I did some research before and saw that John left the team in 2017 and no one has used it since then. So I asked myself a little bit if he retired already? Or maybe no one wants to take over? “So I asked Gianfranco Zola, who was also a Chelsea player. Which I know very well because we have the same people working for us in Italy.” “I spoke to him and he told me about Chelsea. I have to know everything when I go somewhere. So I asked a difficult question. with him about the club about the structure about the cheerleaders.”
“And I asked him for John’s phone number because I wanted the shirt number and he gave me that number directly, I called him, but at first he didn’t believe it was me! He thought it was a joke!” “At first he hung up on me and called the manager to ask if it was me, then I respectfully asked him if I wanted to use his shirt number. I know it’s a very important number for him. And also for me because I took it directly when I went to Napoli. And I want to use that number here in Chelsea.”
“When he told me yes. So I’m very happy. Because I know what he does for the club, the supporters, this city and I know it’s very important to ask him for permission before wearing it. I want to tell everyone, I ask him first [to wear the number 26 shirt] because I want to honor the UFABET club’s legends,” Koulibaly added with a smile. “But he hung up first! At first he didn’t believe it was me!”