John Terry will play the last two games for Chelsea in the next two weekends, and the first one against Sunderland at Stamford Bridge this Sunday will be the last one in his stadium, in front of all his fans.
After more than 20 years at the service of Chelsea, most of them as a captain, the Blues skipper decided to move elsewhere to find regular football.
Antonio Conte praised him during his press conference today, claiming that Terry deserves the best and that he’s still in the condition to perform as a good player:
“John Terry deserves the best and for this reason I think he will start on Sunday,” the Italian manager said.
“It’s important to make the best decision to find the best solution for his career, he’s been very important to win this title.
“John has the chance to continue his career, we all know that he prefers to play regularly, for this reason he decided to lave, I think he’s got the possibility to do this because he’s still strong and he showed it when I called him to play.
“When you arrive at this point in your career, you have to feel your body, your mind, your desire to play and John has got all of this.
“It’s very difficult to find a lot players that were at one club their whole career, John was all his career at Chelsea, for sure Totti, Del Piero, Maldini played for just one club in their whole career, I wish him the best.
“When you are in this stage of your career it’s important to take the best decision, the decision must come from the players, not coach or clubs. John knows very well my thought about him.”