Chelsea legend John Terry has sent a firm message to Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho and the others in the race for European football in the Premier League. John Terry sent the message via his official Instagram account after his Aston Villa side lost to Jose Mourinho and his Tottenham Hotspur players in a league clash played at Villa Park last week Sunday. In his words, John Terry said Aston Villa will regroup in a bid to get back to the form that will see the midlands club challenge for a place in European football next season. John Terry is the assistant manager to Aston Villa boss Dean Smith at Villa Park and the duo watched as Villa were on the end of a 2-0 defeat at the hands of visitors Spurs led by Jose Mourinho.

John Terry and Mourinho are no strangers to each other after they worked together over two spells at West London giants Chelsea. John Terry was the Chelsea captain while Mourinho was manager in two different spells. Under the guidance of Mourinho, John Terry was the Chelsea skipper and he lifted three Premier League titles.

John Terry spent the majority of his career at Chelsea before he left the club to play one more season at Aston Villa. The Blues legend became the club's assistant manager shortly after the end of his brief playing stint at Villa Park. John Terry and Aston Villa are in 10th position on the league standings right now after a poor run of form mainly due to the absence of influential skipper and playmaker Jack Grealish.

Aston Villa have won just one league game without Grealish this season and they would be hoping to have him back for the final two months of the campaign starting from the visit of relegation threatened Fulham next weekend.