Sometime players make comments that just make you cringe and John Terry did that on Tuesday. The Chelsea captain John Terry is in a purple vein of form at the moment, was outstanding in Chelsea’s League Cup win over Spurs at the weekend.
The 34-year-old center-half is out of contract at the end of the season, and he wants a new deal with the Premier League leaders.
“I am fighting for myself and my family, and to prove people wrong,” Terry said. “It doesn’t come much bigger than that. I want to give it everything.
“I don’t know how long I have left. Hopefully I have a few years left but if this is my last year then I hope it will go out on a bang. I have my little target to play next year but beyond that, two or three years (more), I don’t know.”
It seems unthinkable that Chelsea will determine that time to be at the end of this season, by which time the Blues skipper may have led them to a first Premier League title in five years. Chelsea policy dictates that players over the age of 30 are granted 12-month deals.
Everything was going according to the script and then Terry was asked if he could see himself playing for another club, like another legend Frank Lampard is doing this season.
“No, and I also think there’s a right time to go as well. Certainly I am feeling great at the minute and it would be the wrong time to go. But there does come a point where it would be the right time to go, to say it’s time to move on and people will remember you that way” said Terry.
Terry would that Chelsea fans forget the summer of 2009 when he came close to turning in a transfer request when Manchester City waived millions of petrol pounds in front of him. City were offering Terry a mouth watering £250,000 a week, plus a £5m signing-on fee, but Chelsea would nit sell him. Eventually Terry had Chelsea renegotiate his deal to make him the highest paid player in club history. An amount that Eden Hazard just broke this year.
Terry is reenergized under Mourinho and there is no way he walks away from football if Chelsea did not offer him a new deal. He would be pulling on the colors of someone else next season (Man City?) if that happened. He would not be retiring as he suggests.