"He was like a fan - someone you could have picked up on the street with a Chelsea cap on. After England played in Russia last year, he flew all the London-based players back in his jet. I say jet, it was a Boeing, massive, like an apartment.
"All the Chelsea players, the Spurs players, we sat round and he put on the biggest spread of food in your life. His English isn't great so we don't have long conversations. But I've got this huge respect for him, I guess you could say I'm even a little nervous when I see him around."