John Terry talks about life on the Chelsea bench under Antonio Conte.
As always, there is plenty of comment, opinion and speculation surrounding John Terry and his current situation at Chelsea. Our Captain,...
As always, there is plenty of comment, opinion and speculation surrounding John Terry and his current situation at Chelsea. Our Captain, Leader, Legend has responded in true JT style!
Life for JT on the bench.Having spent 19 years at Chelsea Football Club, leading the team through the most successful period in our history, you would be hard pushed to think that the current situation he finds himself in on a week-to-week basis isn't easy. However, with a response that would surprise most non-Chelsea fans out there, our Captain hopes he doesn't get back into the side.
Speaking last week in an interview with Steven Gerrard for BT Sport ahead of our 1-1 draw with Liverpool, He said:
'First and foremost the team is flying, playing unbelievable.
Sometimes there’s nothing you can do as a player. I started the first four games of the season and get injured and we lose at home to Liverpool and Arsenal away and the manager is asking ‘how long till you are back?
Then we go 13 games unbeaten and you’re back fit but you can’t get in. And as a player it’s difficult to accept but you have to accept it. When you’ve got a manager like Conte who’s been honest with me from day one "listen you’re not getting back in the boys are playing great the team’s flying", you haven’t got a leg to stand on.
I genuinely mean when I say it, but for me I am honestly hoping I don’t play this season which means they keep winning. Do you get that from a player that’s been here five years? I don’t think you do. Do you get that from a player who plays but moaning every week? I’ve not moaned once.
I’m training unbelievably, you have to, you do things the right way because the love of the club and how much you respect the club and how good the club has been to you over the years.'
You have to agree that is different class from JT. Most would not accept the current situation, demand to be playing based on the length of time they have been at their club and the trophies they have won.
JT gets so much stick for being someone vilified by certain quarters of the media and because of it, plenty of football fans up and down the country have this very different picture painted of JT which as you can see is just not the person he is. Just have a read of how many of our youngsters talk so highly of him and how he takes time out to see how they are progressing, offering them guidance and assistance with their game. He is an outstanding leader of the football club in every sense of the word and does not get the credit he deserves.
P.s - Let's hope he doesn't play again this season (only after what we hope will happen, happens)!