Chelsea defensive star confirms desire to retire at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea captain John Terry has revealed his desire to remain at the club, with manager Guus Hiddink backing his decision, Mirror reports.

The 35-year-old is now looking to become a one-club man after being promoted from the youth setup into the senior team back in 1998.

Terry scored an own goal in 3-3 draw with Everton this past weekend, but was able to make up for his mistake by grabbing a 98th minute equalizer to send both teams home with one point apiece.

And the former England international believes he has done enough to earn an extension on his year-by-year contract at Stamford Bridge, claiming that he is still physically at the top of his game.

“I certainly think so,” he said.

“Everyone gets it in their heads but physically I’m feeling as good as I’ve ever felt for the last two, three years. I’m still in the right state of mind, I’m still hungry. I want to be here — I want to finish my career here, of course.”

Hiddink also backed his skipper’s statement by revealing that the defensive star is well on his way to continuing his career at the club and ahead of his 700th appearances as a Blues player.

“If I’m asked, I will give my honest opinion about his contract. If I say what I’m saying now, spontaneously out of my heart, then you can imagine what I think,” he said.

“He’s fit, he trains well and takes care of himself, which you have to do at that age. I cannot see that he is slowing down at all. He needs six more games to have played 700 for Chelsea and I think he will make that!”

Terry has registered 17 Premier League starts this term, along with another four Champions League appearances, so far managing to score one goal.