Chelsea legend John Terry, who is now assistant manager at Aston Villa, lived up to his hardman reputation after crushing Mateo Kovacic’s hand to leave the Chelsea star in pain following Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

Terry shook hands with the impressive Mateo Kovacic after the game at Stamford Bridge but he left Kovacic in so much pain after the handshake.

Kovacic visibly let out a yelp and quickly hurried off, shaking and grabbing his hand to try and numb the obvious pain.

Terry then held up his hand to say sorry for the accidental damage done.

Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker joked: “Quick little handshake… oh he’s strong is John! Sorry about that! Three points but only three fingers.” Pundit Jermaine Jenas asked: “Did he mean it?”

But Danny Murphy replied: “No, I don’t think so,” as the trio laughed at replays of the incident.