The Serbia international says that his fellow teammate at Chelsea is one of the best defenders to have played in the English Premier League in the last 20 years
The Serb may have only recently joined the Blues from Benfica but he already knows that he is playing with one of the best centre backs in the Premier League, stating that the former England international has no comparison when it comes to defensive brilliance.
The Blues captain lifted his fourth league title with Chelsea last year and is sure to go down as one of the greatest players at the club once he hangs his boots.
Matic told the Daily Mail: “John is our legend. I’m not saying this because I play with him – he is the best defender in England in the last 20 years.
“He is our captain, he’s been captain of teams that have won the league several times, and I have no idea how many cups he’s won.
“If you have a leader like this and good players, results will come. If he sees something wrong on the pitch he always makes it right, but in a positive way and the young players like that. He doesn’t actually speak that much in the dressing room, he only speaks when he needs to – and everybody listens.”