Chelsea defender explains why he doesn’t want to play again this season
John Terry is hoping that he doesn't play again for Chelsea in the league this season
John Terry has claimed that he doesn’t want to play again this season as it means Chelsea have managed to continue their winning run in the title race.
The former England international has fallen out-of-favour under Antonio Conte this season after the Chelsea manager settled on a back three of Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill and David Luiz.
Chelsea managed to go on a 13-game winning run following a 3-0 loss at Arsenal before title rivals Tottenham Hotspur managed to end their incredible sequence of results with a 2-0 win at White Hart Lane.
Terry is set to become a free agent at the end of the 2016-17 season as the 35-year-old defender looks to win his fifth Premier League title.
Speaking to BT Sport ahead of Chelsea’s clash against Liverpool, Terry made a blunt admission about his career and the west London side’s title hopes.
“When you’ve got a manager like Conte who’s been honest with me from day one ‘listen you’re not getting back in, the boys are playing great, the team’s flying’, you haven’t got a leg to stand on,” Terry told BT Sport.
“I genuinely mean when I say it, but for me I am honestly hoping I don’t play this season which means they keep winning. Do you get that from a player that’s been here five years? I don’t think you do. Do you get that from a player who plays but moaning every week? I’ve not moaned once.
“I’m training unbelievably, you have to, you do things the right way because the love of the club and how much you respect the club and how good the club has been to you over the years.”
Chelsea finished in eighth place in the Premier League table last term which prompted the appointment of Antonio Conte.