Snooker star Neil Robertson took home the UK Championship in York last week, cementing his place amongst the game’s greats in the process.
The Australian became the first man in the history of the competition to record a maximum 147 break in the final, to collect a £44,000 prize pot, as well as the £150,000 for beating Liang Wenbo 10-5 in the tournament’s conclusion.
The lifelong Chelsea fan, 33, will show off his trophy at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night ahead of the Blues’ do-or-die Champions League clash with Porto.
And he has revealed how the club’s captain John Terry sent him a message in the middle of the match to urge him to retain his concentration.
He said via The Daily Mirror: “JT texted me after I made the max and said, ‘Just keep concentrating and bring the trophy on Wednesday’.
“He’s maybe asked me to do that to motivate the boys, so I’ll definitely take the trophy to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, that’s the next thing I’m excited about.
“That’s not going too well at the moment and it’s been quite hard to concentrate on snooker.”
Robertson also offered his opinion on why his side are struggling so much this season after winning two trophies last term.
Jose Mourinho’s men lost to Bournemouth on Saturday, seeing them stuck in 14th in the Premier League, and could exit the Champions League on Wednesday should they lose to Porto.
He added: “Only the players know [why they aren’t playing well] – I had a really lean spell for about 12 months until I won the Champion of Champions title last month.
“There’s no specific reason for it, sometimes results just go against you and your opponents play too well. I’m sure they can turn it around and I’ll be cheering them on, on Wednesday night.”