Chelsea enjoyed their first training session under the tutelage of new temporary coach Guus Hiddink today, and Blues captain John Terry was left with a positive impression following the experience, which was open to members of the public.
“ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new styles, new methods and training was good today, nice and sharp,” Terry told the clubÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s official website.
“The guys like to get outside after a game and the ones who didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t play did a bit extra, with crossing and shooting.”
Terry was also positive about the idea of fans being able to watch the team train, a fairly unusual occurrence in England though it is common elsewhere, as almost 6,000 turned out at Stamford Bridge to watch Hiddink put his charges through their paces.
“We should do more of these days for the fans, it is great for them,” the England defender added.
The new Chelsea coach was also given the opportunity to talk to the fans at the open session, and he was typically modest and professional in his assessment of what his aim at Stamford Bridge should be.
“I am not here to entertain,” he stated. “I am here to give the entertainment through the team.
“We hope to make a very good end to the season and we need your support of course. Thank you very much.”
Hiddink faces a demanding first week in charge after officially assuming his role yesterday. Chelsea travel to Aston Villa for a stern Premier League test on Saturday, before welcoming Juventus to the Bridge in the Champions League next Wednesday.