Chelsea skipper John Terry edging closer to England return
Chelsea skipper John Terry is thinking about calling off his retirement in order to play for England once again. According to reports from English media, John Terry is considering returning to international football in an attempt to help England acquire World Cup glory in 2014.
John Terry last played for England in September last year, when England grabbed a 5-0 win over Moldova in the World Cup qualifying stages. The 32-year-old center-back announced his retirement from international football in the same month whilst claiming that his tenuous relationship with the Football Association has forced to choose a path with fewer thorns.
The decision came just before the FA handed John Terry a four-match ban for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand. In his absence, England has faced a lot of trouble in creating a pair of stable center-backs.
Now, rumors has it England manager Roy Hodgson would be will to welcome John Terry back into the squad with arms wide open.
“Yes, I personally think that,” I would be capable of playing just like when I used to play with the captain’s armband John Terry told reporters in a recent interview.
“This year's been really frustrating for me, not playing and picking up the (knee) injury (against Liverpool in November). Initially it looked (like an absence of) two or three weeks, it turned out to be three or four months,” John Terry added.
“I don't want to talk out of turn, but I'd love to stay at Chelsea. I'm happy to leave things until they come to me. I've got another year left and I'll definitely be here next year. It would be nice to get some silverware, get the season out of the way and maybe talk contracts in the summer.”
John Terry also revealed that had no intentions of moving away from Chelsea, although he might rethink over that issue in the later years of his career.
“It might be another year, or another two, I don't know,” John Terry said. “It depends on my fitness and me staying in a good enough condition to impress the guys who make those decisions. I have got another year left which I will honour and respect, regardless if it's a yes or a no.
“Naturally it would be disappointing (to leave), but at the same time you understand that you can't be around forever. Where I would go after that it certainly wouldn't be in England. I couldn't do that to Chelsea or the fans. That's just not me.”