Aston Villa have been flying in recent weeks, with the new management team of Dean Smith, John Terry and Richard O’Kelly making an immediate impact.
The arrival of Terry, who hadn’t previously worked with Smith, was contentious to a lot of outsiders, who were unsure about how he would impact the group.
As well as that, many felt he may have been needed on the pitch, with Villa seriously struggling defensively at times this season.
However, Terry has settled into his new role extremely well but he proved that he still has that ability with a ball at his feet.
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That’s because the club shared a video of the former England captain this afternoon as he went round collecting the balls after a session.
After flicking the first one into the bag, Terry then does a remarkable back-heel that is caught by the member of staff holding the bag.
It was a fantastic bit of skill and certainly not something you would’ve associated with the no-nonsense defender who was renowned for his aggressive style when he was a player.
This is a great piece of skill from the former Chelsea man and quite surprising!
Terry has settled in superbly since rejoining the club in a coaching capacity and deserves to take some credit for how the side are performing as his work on the training ground is clearly paying off.
He will be hoping Villa continue their fine form in the big derby against West Brom tomorrow.
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