John Terry looks keen on returning to his international duties even if Chelsea have had one of the toughest seasons in history. The Blues’ captain considers himself as one of the world’s best defenders, even though in recent seasons injuries have kept him on the bench a lot, especially in 2013. Despite his unpleasant fallout with the England national team, he might be reconsidering his position.
The 32 year old defender, who lost the captaincy after a huge racism scandal that involved him and QPR’s Anton Ferdinand, says that he still has a lot to give and that he can still help England. Despite his injuries and lack of consistency over the past season he is sure he can handle being called upon to play for his national team.
According to London Evening Standard, the former English international still has a lot of issues with the Football Association and made his resentment towards the current people running the national team clear after refusing to shake hands with David Bernstein. This happened during the handing out of the Champions League trophy and was considered a pretty big deal by the media that remain reticent when it comes to Terry’s comeback.
Terry was found not guilty by the Westminster Magistrates Court, but still got a 4 game suspension from the FA who were convinced Chelsea’s defender made racist insults to Rio Ferdinand’s brother, Anton.
John Terry also has to think about his future with the club. He has one year left on his deal and he has not yet negotiated an extension. With Chelsea’s new policy, which offers players over 30 only one year contracts, he might re-consider his options. The former English international expressed his desire to stay with the Blues especially after realizing that this season has not shown his best qualities.
Terry also spoke about Lampard and said that his situation is pretty much the same with that of his teammate who is currently waiting to get an offer from the club.