Chelsea’s Captain, John Terry admitted that there have been no talks yet about his contract extension at Stamford Bridge which is end at the end of the season. He also made it clear that he wants new deal which will feature him in his 18th season at Chelsea.
John Terry is only one of the three players at Chelsea who have featured in all the league games so far this season alongside Eden Hazard and Ivanovic. The Blues skipper is enjoying a good form and want to continue it as long as possible to stay in hunt for European glory.
Chelsea’s contract policy is very clear and they often provide only 12-month contracts for players who were aged above 30. John Terry expects that he will stay for atleast 12 months as hhe was in the same situation last year. He was linked to Galatasaray and Monaaco last season and Mourinho have also openly told the media that he needs his skipper and will offer new deal soon.
Terry said, “The club know my position, hopefully I know theirs and it will get done. No talks have happened yet between myself and the club, but we both respect each other’s position. There are more important players here. Hazard’s one.
“For me, [securing him to a new contract until 2020] was the most important for the club. Without anyone telling me that, I knew that was the first priority for them. Hopefully they’ll be knocking on the door soon.
“I’ll be happy with one more year and then we’ll see how we go year by year. I’ve not got much choice. The first year [when his last long-term deal was running down] I was maybe a bit nervous and edgy and hoping and knocking on their door myself. But we had a good chat. I know their position and they know mine. I want to stay and hopefully my performances are showing that and they want to keep me.”
He also said he don’t want to take rest and added,”There’s a lot of pressure. I’m coming to the end of my career, so it’s important I stay fit and play as much as I can. It’s difficult when you see young boys come in like Kurt [Zouma]. He’s been a revelation since he came in: he’s young, fit, strong and hungry and it makes it even more difficult.
“When Gary Cahill plays he’s been great, and when Kurt plays he’s been great, so it’s hard to get the balance but we’re all rotating and there’s enough games to share around. We all want to play every game. They’re fighting it out and it could be me any time. It’s important to remain top of the league and everyone gets their game time.”