John Terry hints that his career could be winding down.
Chelsea captain John Terry has hinted that he may retire at the end of the season if he is not offered a new contract, reports the Daily Star.
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The former England international is out of contract at the end of the season, having yet to sign a new deal, and has admitted that he is unsure about whether he still has a future at Stamford Bridge beyond this season.
“I don’t know how long I have left. Hopefully I have a few years, but if this is my last year then I hope it will go out on a bang,” Terry said.
Terry has been an integral part of Chelsea’s season, claiming the man of the match award and scoring the opening goal in the Blues’ 2-0 victory in the Capital One Cup Final against Tottenham on Sunday, but while his manager Jose Mourinho has said that the 34-year-old will be offered a new deal, the emergence of Kurt Zouma will surely mean that Terry’s future opportunities will be restricted.
While the captain admits that he feels capable enough to carry on, he has revealed a fear of retiring too late, and subsequently damaging his legacy.
“There does come a point where it would be the right time to go, to say it’s time to move on and people will remember you that way,” he continued.
“I am fighting for my future and my family’s future and to prove people wrong.
“It doesn’t come much bigger than that and I want to give it everything.”
Terry has made over 500 appearances for Chelsea, winning every major honour at club level, and has confirmed that could not follow former teammates Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole and play for another club.