Photo: John Terry ‘really proud’ of Chelsea debutant Nathan Ake
Chelsea captain also thrilled to get on the score-sheet after 6-0 rout
John Terry has heaped praise on Dominic Solanke after the striker made his Chelsea debut in a 6-0 victory over Maribor on Tuesday.
The Blues skipper netted in the first half of the Champions League clash after Loic Remy had opened the scoring before Didier Drogba dispatched a 23rd-minute penalty.
A Mitja Viler own goal before a brace from Eden Hazard, including another spot-kick, sealed three points for the Blues to put them top of Group G after three games.
Jose Mourinho was afforded the luxury of bringing on some of his young stars in the second half, including 17-year-old England youth striker Solanke and Nathan Ake.
“Great win tonight and I’m delighted to get on the score sheet for my 1st goal of the season,” Terry said on Instagram.
“I’m really proud of @domsolanke tonight making his full debut, congratulations mate and believe me it’s the first of many In a Chelsea shirt.
Terry added: “A young JT and a very young Dom Salanke in the pic above.”
Meanwhile, Solanke was still coming to terms with his Blues debut after the 6-0 win, taking to Instagram to thank the Chelsea fans.
“Crazy moment making my Debut for Chelsea in the Champions League. Thanks for all the Support. #CFC”
Finally, to cap a night of firsts, Ake was happy to provide his first assist for Eden Hazard’s second goal on his Champions League debut.
Ake wrote on Instagram: “Happy to have made my Champions League debut and my first assist for @chelseafc . Great result, great game! Thanks for the support! #cfc”