Chelsea legend John Terry has spoken about former Manchester United attacker Wayne Rooney’s comments about him wanting to hurt someone during a clash between the two sides.
Rooney says that in the lead up to a clash between the teams in April 2006, when Chelsea were close to winning a second successive league title, he wanted to do damage to their players.
He even went as far as to change the studs on his boots pre-game.
Terry responded on Twitter saying: “@WayneRooney is this when you left your stud in my foot?”
Rooney had stated, per the Mirror: “We knew if Chelsea won then they had won the league that day,” he said. “Until my last game for Derby, I always wore the old plastic studs with the metal tip.
“For that game I changed them to big, long metal ones – the maximum length you could have because I wanted to try and hurt someone, try and injure someone.
“I knew they were going to win that game. You could feel they were a better team at the time so I changed my studs.
“The studs were legal but thinking if there’s a challenge there I knew I’d want to go in for it properly, basically. I did actually.
“John Terry left the stadium on crutches. I left a hole in his foot and then I signed my shirt to him after the game. A few weeks later I sent it to him and asked for my stud back.
“If you look back when they were celebrating, JT’s got his crutches from that tackle.”