Terry hits back at critics

2010-04-29 11:32

London - Former England captain John Terry insisted he is happy with his form in an interview published in many British newspapers on Thursday.

The centre-back, who was stripped of the England captaincy earlier in the season following revelations of an affair with a former team-mate's partner, has been widely criticised for his form, with many questioning whether he should any longer be an automatic choice for England.

"I'm totally fine with my form," he said. "For England, I think my performances have been very good right through the campaign and, as for Chelsea, I missed one game through suspension against Stoke last week but I think my form is fine, contrary to what everyone else is saying.

"I've played in almost every game for Chelsea this year, apart from one in the Carling Cup away to Blackburn and the suspension last week.

"If I'm going to play 50 or 60 games I'm expected to have one, two or three bad games, that's standard, you are not going to play well every game.

"Not even Wayne Rooney and Lionel Messi can do that. As a player it's inevitable you do have bad games, and it's all about how you respond. And I think I've responded well."

His club manager Carlo Ancelotti has also defended the player.

"I think that people are looking too much at his performances," the Chelsea manager said after defeat to Tottenham a fortnight ago in which Terry conceded a penalty and was sent off.

"He is doing very well. He has had a fantastic season. Maybe sometimes he has had problems and not played so well, but you have to look at the whole season."

Midfielder Frank Lampard, meanwhile, has described his team-mate's form as "brilliant".

"It's fashionable to have a pop at the top of the tree," he said, "but at Chelsea we know his true value."


  • JAMES 11 - 2010-04-29 12:06


  • Paul - 2010-04-29 13:15

    Does not deserve to represent England because of his moral values

  • Henry Booysen - 2010-04-29 13:29

    What are you guys on about? It's true he has had a good season and whether he slept with another teammate's girlfriend or whatever he has had a good gys are most probably Man United fans.

  • Dan - 2010-04-29 13:34

    If you're going to base the selection of fthe England football team on moral values, then half the team should not be selected. Wake up Paul.

  • Kube$ - 2010-04-29 14:48

    WTF are you retards going on about, this oke has had a shocker of a season and should not be picked for England. To sleep with your team mates girlfriend, and on top of it Terry is married with twins speaks alot about the man. Wayne Bridge has had a pretty good season tho, if Ashley Cole gets injured who plays? Bridgey should be in that side and in the name of brotherhood , this tosser should be left to watch at home on his big screen. Think bigger pisture you retards, TEAM DYNAMICS

  • Chelsea Fan - 2010-04-29 16:22

    @paul and Kube$, how about climbing out from under the rocks you live under? JT is in awesome form. England without JT dont stand a chance. Having him in your side is like having two captains. He controls everything about the defence of the team he plays for whether it be Chelsea or England. C'MON TERRY, C'MON MY BLUS, C'MON ENGLAND!!!!!

  • WTF - 2010-04-30 07:09

    @Kube$: Agree with you mate! Terry has more than 3 bad games this season and he is the result of where Chelsea find themselves this season. They should have wrapped the title a long time ago but his off field antics coupled with Cole's have let his team down. Dawson and King from Spurs are much better at the back than this mongral! The only thing he controls is Abrambovich and his mate's woman! @ChelseaBoy: England stand a much better chance without Terrible in the side, trust me! Look at the game objectively and stop talking k**

  • Lamps_8@Kubes - 2010-04-30 08:02

    Kubes You know what.I Wish I could meet you in person,just so I can give you a nice p****lap & ask.WTF is going on Inside that Tiny brain of yours. JOHN TERRY is the the f**king Boss you m****y!So what,he likes Woman.Whats the problem?JT Has had another Outstanding Season,He's Only Missed 2 Games so far and for a Centre Back who's played over 35 Games this Season.Thats Not Bad at All!Just Go back to Sleep you silly halfwank

  • manyikos - 2010-04-30 09:56

    Terry is the best defender in england n most consistent as a central defander,Capello is no a fool that he can be ruled by emotions.The concern for england at the back is Ferdinand,that guy is now slow,grumpy n has lost form n its a pity that teams will target him come the world cup,

  • Robert - 2010-04-30 12:44

    As a Sheffield Wednesday fan... Terry would be an automatic pick in any team he qualifies for. Morals have no place in winning a world cup... Just look at taunting Zidane took in the last World Cup final. Real question is who will partner him at the back?

  • Supafly - 2010-04-30 18:12

    Typical English football fans! This guy is a pure donkey! No wonder England doesn't amout to $#it in every tournament they go into, which always bits me why they're always labeled favorates ahead of talented teams like, Netherlands, Spain, etc. In fact, Terry is an Arron Mokoena in a Chealsea shirt, with a british birth certificate and obviously a little paler (well, a lot paler). If this snail was born in Zambia (Africa), i.e. John Malombo (instead of Terry) he woudn't even be playin in our own Mvela league. This bloke is lucky 2 hav jst came out of a pu$$y in London, period! Pls excuse my French (language)!

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