Chelsea boss Di Matteo hails Terry performance: I was right to pick him!

Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo was delighted with John Terry's performance in their win at Arsenal.

Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo was delighted with John Terry's performance in their win at Arsenal.

Former England skipper Terry celebrated at the final whistle by handing his boots to a young ­Chelsea fan in the visiting crowd.

“It was the right choice to pick John,” said Di Matteo. “I had a ­conversation with John about the game. I speak to all my players all the time. Of course, I considered not picking John. I had to think about what the right team was for the game and eventually I made the right selection.

“John showed his leadership qualities and what a good defender he is for the team.”

Asked what he thought of Terry giving his boots away, Di Matteo replied: “There are always a lot of negative things highlighted about John, but he does a lot of good work as well. He gives a lot of boots away to kids. He does a lot of positive stuff.”

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