He played his last game for Chelsea, but has he played his last professional game in general? Not even he seems to know…
I need to take a step back away from the bubble and say, ‘What does John Terry want to do? Once you stop, that’s it. I have put in a few calls to ex-players, Jamie Carragher, Lamps [Frank Lampard]. Everyone says, ‘Play as long as you can’
Terry said after his farewell game with the blue jersey, revealing that he has been encouraged to avoid retiring, as long as he feels fit enough to continue playing.
I never want to be that player who says, ‘I wish I’d played a couple more years.’ You can’t replace these moments. When I went out to play against Watford last week, the smell of the grass where it had rained and it was a little bit zippy. All of those things you take for granted over the years, they are the things you are going to miss
the Chelsea legend told reporters, before adding that at this point, anything is possible.
Ideally, I want to play as long as I can. Physically, I know I can. This year I’m probably fitter than I’ve ever been. Under a manager that works with me on the tactical side of things, it takes four or five games to get the sharpness. But the hunger is there inside me to push on and win stuff. Everything is an option. I’m not ruling anything out. Whether that be retirement, playing, going into management – I’m halfway through my B-Licence – this or that
the 36-year-old said.