The Colombia international endured a torrid time at Manchester United last season but the Blues defender was impressed by the striker’s performance at Stamford Bridge in 2014-15
John Terry insists that Radamel Falcao can be a “top, top player” at Chelsea, due to his performance against the club for Manchester United.
Falcao endured a disappointing spell at Old Trafford, scoring just four goals in 29 appearances in all competitions following his loan move from Monaco.
Nevertheless, Terry is sure that the 29-year-old can recover the form that made him one of the best strikers in world football in west London, having encouraged Jose Mourinho to sign him.
“When we played him at the Bridge in April, after about 10 minutes, I said to Gary Cahill, ‘We’ve got to be on it today – he’s right up for it’,” he told reporters.
“He was hungry, he was sharp and he has been showing that in training since he has joined us.”
Terry also says that, so impressive was Falcao’s performance for United, he was one of the finest players he came up against in 2014-15.
“For me, him and Harry Kane were the best players I came up against last season,” he added.
“Literally after two minutes of that game, he was backing in, showing the movement as well.
“We had a little tussle on the floor 10 to 15 minutes later. He was up for it. He was hungry and his movement and first touch were excellent. We are delighted to have him here because he’s a top, top player.”