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Chelsea captain Terry labels Barcelona's Messi as greatest of all time

Chelsea skipper John Terry admits that he has had the privilege to play against the greatest player ever.

As the Blues get set for their two-legged Champions League semi-final against Barcelona, the England centre-half has heaped praise on Argentine ace Lionel Messi, revealing that he is a favourite in the Terry household.

"My kids love him," said Terry.

"It's a pleasure because when you finish and look back - and the guy's still going to be going strong - you've tested yourself against the best.

"And, quite clearly for me, he's the best ever. He's a great individual, a great person as well and a credit to the sport.

"For me, he's got everything. He is magical."

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