Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has backed John Terry to continue his long-term playing association with the club and dubbed the veteran captain as ‘fit as ever’, he told The Evening Standard.
After signing a 12-month extension at Stamford Bridge last summer, Chelsea captain John Terry has had limited playing opportunities this season and has looked shaky in recent FA Cup fixtures- having been sent off against Peterborough United and failing to excel against Wolves this weekend.
The 36-year-old has not started a Premier League match since September and is widely expected to move on when his contract draws to a close this summer, where the former England skipper could call time on his playing career altogether.
However, Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has backed the veteran to continue playing at the highest level and doesn’t see any reasons why the Blues should move on without him.
“I can see him continuing to play and while he is playing like this, I don’t see why he should quit. He trains every day, he’s as fit as a fiddle and you don’t get the sense that he is coming to an end.”
“What he has in his mind and what he is planning to do is something only he can answer. But if he collects two trophies (the League and FA Cup this season), maybe that’s a great way to go out. Who knows?”
With John Terry struggling to earn opportunities this season and now way into the twilight stages of his career, openings at Chelsea will continue to decrease as the Blues already have Nathan Ake and Kurt Zouma waiting in the wings.
Terry could still continue playing, with a move that would likely take him abroad, although his legs have gone and he’s no longer the player he used to be. Turning 37 at the end of the year, nobody would be surprised if he called time on his career.