Terry wants winning run; reiterates desire to stay at Chelsea

Date published: Sunday 7th February 2016 7:25

John Terry: Reflects on 1-1 draw with Man United

John Terry: Reflects on 1-1 draw with Man United

John Terry has called for Chelsea to finish the season strongly and has repeated his wish to stay at the club following Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United.

The Blues maintained their unbeaten run under Guus Hiddink courtesy of Diego Costa’s injury-time goal and the Blues skipper, who revealed last week that he is set to leave Chelsea at the end of the season when his contract expires, underlined his willingness to sign a new deal.

When questioned about his future at the club, Blues skipper Terry told Sky Sports 1: “It’s a difficult one. The club’s the most important thing.

“There’s no communication between myself and the club at the minute and I said what I had to say and that’s how it was. But more importantly we need to start winning matches and get up the table where we should be.

“We’re disappointed to be where we are in the league but the fans have been brilliant and stuck with us thick and thin.”

Regarding the penalty appeal in the first half, he added: “It was going in I think. He’s put his hands up…they’re difficult ones for the referee, inside the box it’s going in, it’s got to be a penalty for me.”

“It’s not a bad result but we need to start winning.”

Terry also reserved praise for the club’s fans, saying: “(The atmosphere was) incredible, they’re the best fans in the world. What they’ve done and given for me as a young 14 and 17-year-old boy… I’ll never forget. The memories will live with me forever.”

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    James Marshment
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    John Terry has called for Chelsea to finish strongly and has repeated his wish to stay following Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United.

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    #851171
    Wise-fan
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    Terry needs to realize that he can’t be at this club forever. several great players have come and lost. i think the club is right not to offer him a new deal. he will be 36 next season will likely lose some elements of his game. let us groom another young CB to take over from him.

    #852004
    Pagan
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    It may be just me, but the after match analysis on Sky was quite strange, all in the studio kept saying that on a football level Terry staying with the club was a no brainer, it was as if they were hoping one of the others would say something that it may not be football related. would be interested if anyone else got that impression…Pagan

    #853684
    aindro
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    I do think the contrary (to Wise-fan): Terry needs to still be here. May be not as regular player, but more player-coach or whatever. We lost too many influential players without replacing them properly (Cech, Drogba, Lampard). We lost the spirit of the team. Terry needs to still be around to nurture our young centre backs like Christensen or Kalas or Miazga

    #853870

    nine nine nine
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    I suspect with the Zouma injury the club will offer JT another year now.

    #854551
    aindro
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    999 hope so. We still need him. We can’t lose too many influential players at the same time, the team will lose its spirit. Terry is the last one after Lampard, Cech, Drogba left for different reasons

    #855591

    CFC1905
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    JT himself has admitted that he knows his career at Chelsea must one day end but he always wanted to finish his career at Chelsea

    So the question is – is he good enough to continue..?

    He appears to be fit enough and is taking special training methods (like Giggs) to extend his career. He has probably been our best consistent defender this season with Zouma (until his injury) running him a close second. However, his main attribute is his leadership skills and I would suggest that we do not have a natural leader to replace JT at this moment in time

    If you then consider the serious injury to Zouma then I think there is a very credible case to be built to offer JT another year extension but make it abundantly clear that the number of games he plays will depend on his performances and that as a Club we must be looking to give games to the player we feel will be his successor

    Personally, I think JT would find that both obvious and reasonable and would stay. KTBFFH

    #856024
    liquidator
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    it’s worth keeping Terry around purely for his leadership qualities, although all the signs are that he is good for another season as a player anyway. I think he unnecessarily forced the issue by going public on his contract negotiations, but the bottom line is we do not have enough strong characters around the squad to let a man of his qualities go. I have thought in recent times Fabregas would be a good candidate for captain, given he is intelligent and determined. However, until recently his performances were so poor, it was hard to see how he could lead the team whilst playing like a drain! Maybe his improved performances will lead him to being a candidate again in the future.

    #856063
    aindro
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    Yes, agree with liquidator. Keeping Terry purely for his leadership. He can nurture our next generation players

    #856318

    CFC1905
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    Liquidator – personally there is something regarding Fabregas that does not sit well with me. I am not totally convinced his heart is with the team at all and while I can see why you may have thought he could do the job I just cannot see it happening

    Ivanovic has been at the Club for a good few years now and although this season he has started poorly he is improving so possibly an outside choice

    Cahill was always my historic choice, but again he has not even been playing regularly until now and he does not fill me with confidence any more

    Much as I would love JT to stay I have always had reservations this season that he is not the force he used to be in the dressing room simply because our problems continued unabated until Jose was sacked – none of the usual rallying calls or meetings to clear the air

    Basically I think we have a new era and while Jose liked a strong dressing room I am not sure that with the current players we have that we will achieve that…? KTBFFH

    #856378
    Pagan
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    The consensus, both on here and in the media seems to be that based on a purely football reasons JT should be given a year by year contract by the club. It does seem odd that the pundits constantly emphasise the “football reasons” do they know something? I don’t know, but strong leaders are all well and good as long as they are all pulling in the same direction…Pagan

    #856384
    aindro
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    I have never mentioned Fabregas as our future back bone. His fighting spirit is sometimes questionable as he is kinda technical player than physical. Moreover, his affiliation with Arsenal is too strong. He does not seem to want to adapt his style. Look at Oscar who is technical as well, how hard he does the defensive job. And Hazard (at least last season).
    Our future backbone: Courtois, Zouma, Cahill (kinda late, he is 30), Azpi, Oscar, Hazard (just can hope) and Costa (hope again)

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