John Terry called out Jamie Carragher on Monday night over his Premier League team of the decade, which saw the former Chelsea player snubbed.
Ahead of Aston Villa’s 2-0 win over Newcastle United on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, the former Liverpool defender and Gary Neville revealed which footballers they thought stood out in the the last 10 years.
As can see above both chose to ignore their former England team-mate and instead replaced him with Man City’s Vincent Kompany and the Ballon d’or nominated Virgil van Dijk at centre-half – leaving no room for the five-time Premier League champion.
Terry wrote: “09/10 14/15 played every minute of every game! Only the 5th player EVER to do that! 16/17”.
Carragher said: “When he finishes at Liverpool, I think he will be No 1. I always said John Terry but I think he will be even better.”
A social media user asked John Terry: “so which one you getting in front of? VVD or VC [Kompany]?”.
Terry replied: “Both – me and Rio all day long.”
NEVILLE AND CARRAGHER’S TEAMS OF THE DECADE
David de Gea; Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany, Virgil van Dijk, Cesar Azpilicueta; N’Golo Kante, Yaya Toure, David Silva; Gareth Bale, Sergio Aguero, Eden Hazard
David de Gea; Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany, Virgil van Dijk, Cesar Azpilicueta; Eden Hazard, Yaya Toure, David Silva; Harry Kane, Sergio Aguero, Luis Suarez
The pair also revealed their favourite goal from the last decade. Neville briefly praised Olivier Giroud’s spectacular scorpion kick against Crystal Palace in the 2016-17 campaign, but ended up picking Aguero’s title-clinching strike against QPR.
— The Fifth Official (@TFOshow) October 23, 2017
Carragher, on the other hand, chose Peter Crouch’s acrobatic volley against City in 2012.
Seeing as Peter Crouch has now retired – here's a look back at his best ever goal, *that* volley against Man City.
Any excuse… pic.twitter.com/nH809f2WYG
— 888sport (@888sport) July 12, 2019
Terry’s exclusion sparked a reaction on social media, with fans making the case for the 38-year-old – see those tweets on the next page.
(Featured photo of John Terry for the article posted by Matt Hunter on Instagram)