We might have to delay those John Terry farewells for another 12 months as an emotional Terry, suspended for Sunday’s 1-1 draw with champions Leicester, told Chelsea supporters he wants to remain at the club
Terry addressed the Stamford Bridge crowd after Sunday’s match, thanking the fans for their support and reiterating his desire to finish his career at Stamford Bridge.
“We all want the same thing,” Terry told Chelsea supporters, who chanted: ‘We want you to stay.’
“I’ve said for a long time I want to finish my career here. I’ll be speaking to the club over the next few days. I want to stay, the club knows that, the fans know that.
“Chelsea is my life, as it is yours. The best moments of my life have been in this stadium. You’ve been a big part of that.”
The Chelsea captain said that the Blues had experienced ”
a difficult season” but added: “We’ve all accepted things have not been good enough, but we’ll be back next year and we’ll be fighting for this title.”
Home supporters sang about Terry throughout, and Terry was given a standing ovation on 26 minutes (his shirt number) during the match when fans held up his number and sang about wanting him to remain with the club.
Terry, sat in the Chelsea dug out acknowledged the adulation and rose to salute the stands and thumped the club badge on his chest.
Terry is set to meet with Chelsea officials this week to try to reach a resolution over his future. The early betting si that Terry turns his back on a mega deal from China to end his career at Stamford Bridge.