By Matt Fortune

William Gallas has revealed how much he owes to two past and present Chelsea captains.

Speaking after the win over Steaua, the Arsenal captain revealed that both John Terry and Marcel Desailly have had a positive effect on the way he performs as a leader.

"I think everybody knows John," he said. "I played with him, he was a good leader and when I was there, all the time he put himself in front and that is very important for the team. He has made a good job as well with the England team.

"You know what is good is that you have to have some examples to try to be a good captain. Before John Terry I think John watched Marcel Desailly.

"I watched Marcel as well because he was our captain and I tried to be the best of him.

"To be a good captain you have to take something from all the others."

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