It has been somewhat of a topsy-turvy season for John Terry. The Chelsea and former England captain has been in fine form this year, but difficulties in his private life has no doubt distracted the defender from reaching the performance levels he did last season.
I am sure that everyone in the country and around the world would have heard the escapade which involved both John Terry and Wayne Bridge, if you haven’t then I am guessing you live on another planet from ours.
Everybody has their own views and opinions on that incident which rocked the England camp several months back. In my opinion I found John Terry’s actions to be absolutely disgraceful, and as the England captain (at that time) was totally unprofessional. The England armband holds ’rights and law’ as it were. The man chosen to wear the armband is supposed to be dignified, act in a professional manner and as such be a role model to the younger generation watching, John Terry broke these rights and as a result was stripped of the captaincy by the England boss Fabio Capello.
To be honest it was ground breaking news at the time, but come on lads, can any England fan reading this actually tell me that they cared about the issue? When John Terry was stripped of the England captaincy, the nation, I feel, weren’t that bothered or interested (again my view). Ok I understand to be captain of your country is a real honour and privilege, but is he still going to South Africa? Of course he is!
This recent ‘cloud of controversy’ has been over the Chelsea captain for far too long now, and the whole issue has definitely been over hyped by the media (I’m sure many of you reading this will feel the same as I do).
With the world cup around the corner and set to begin in less that 2 months, why do the media insist on trying to derail England’s ’Mr. Consistent’?
We understand what he did was wrong and I’m sure he regrets it, but this is football guys, not a soap opera.
Despite the animosity shown by the media towards John Terry because of the infamous affair saga, the player still manages to get his head down and do his job, and for this you have to admire the Chelsea defender.
Speaking to the Guardian, Frank Lampard believes that people need to look past the recent controversy and publicity that his team mate has been receiving, and recognise his efforts on the pitch rather than off it.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to stand up for JT. He’s taken a bit of stick recently but Stoke was the first league game he’s missed all season. His general form has been brilliant. That’s one of the reasons we’re top.” – Frank Lampard
It seems to me that it is now time to leave John Terry alone and let him concentrate on a season which could see his team achieve the double.
John Terry has been ever present this season for the blues (apart from the game against Stoke last week), he is a real enforcer at the back, and no doubt in my mind a key player for both club and country.
You could see in John Terry’s earlier performances that the scandal and media portrayal was having a bad affect on the Chelsea man. He was making a lot of mistakes in a number of matches and his judgment wasn’t up to scratch. The news seemed to have taken its toll, but as always John Terry overcame his adversity.
I hope that this chronicle involving John Terry and Wayne Bridge can be put to rest now. The media need to back off and let both players do their jobs and get on with their personal lives.
John Terry needs to focus and have a clear mind in preparation for the world cup. The only way to do this is to let the player concentrate on his football. So I urge the media to let him do so without much bother from now until June.
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