It was rumoured that Chelsea could not extend John Terry‘s contract for another year, this is what Blues boss Antonio Conte had to day about that during today’s press conference ahead of Sunderland clash:
“John is our captain and I think he’s doing a great job, both when he is playing or not, he is helping me a lot in the changing room, he loves Chelsea but now it’s important to be focused on the present.
“I’m getting to know John very well in this period, and I am really pleased to know also the man, not only the player, he’s a real important player for us, both when he plays or not. I hope to have him available to play, he’s traveling with us every game, to give the right message, I think this is very positive.
“I think now it’s better to be focused on the present, I don’t like to look so forward, I’m sure John can do more roles in football, but now he can still play and we must focus on that.”
A Chelsea spokesman then intervened to say that it’s still soon to speak about this kind contract extension and that John Terry’s deal wil be discussed later like it was done in the previous years.