Bloomfield humbled by fans' reception

Bucks Free Press: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho shakes Matt Bloomfield's hand after the Blues star was subbed off in his testimonial game Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho shakes Matt Bloomfield's hand after the Blues star was subbed off in his testimonial game

MAN of the moment Matt Bloomfield said he was humbled by the reception he was given my fans, team mates and opponents at his testimonial match last night.

The midfielder had a tear in his eye as he was given a standing ovation from all four sides of the ground when he was substituted late on in the game against Chelsea.

Opposing manager Jose Mourinho shook his hand as he came off with the applause ringing out from fans who had supported him for more than a decade.

Bloomfield was given a guard of honour by players of both teams before kick off, before team mates repeated the trick as he made his way back to the tunnel at the end of the game.

Wanderers were beaten 5-0 by Chelsea but the result didn't matter a jot to Bloomfield, who described the occasion as a dream come true.

He said: "I'd like them to know it means an incredible amount to myself, my wife and my family. It might sound a bit sentimental but it's the truth and I'd like to thank Wycombe from the bottom of my heart for the reception they gave me tonight. I'll never forget it.

"To see everyone in the ground - and I'd like to thank the Chelsea fans as well, they had the same respect - it was such a humbling moment for myself.

"It was a dream come true. When I was lucky enough to be granted a testimonial at Wycombe, the fans' night was amazing, the golf day was great, but to be able to get Chelsea down and a packed crowd - it's just very humbling. I was choked.

"Ten years is a third of my life and to spend it here is incredible - I've loved every minute of it."

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