After 22-years of a legendary career, Chelsea captain John Terry said that he still have not ruled out Sunday’s Premier League season finale being his last game and retiring from football.
Terry,36, made his 716th club outing, 579th as the captain, and his first league start since September in Monday night’s 4-3 win over Watford at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea’s all-time highest scoring defender scored the opening goal in the match, clinched his 67th goal as the club celebrated winning the 2016-2017 Premier League crown.
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In an interview given to Sky Sports, the former England captain stated, “I know I have said I wanted to play regular football while I can, but I have not ruled out Sunday [21 may] being my last game and retiring from football.”
“It depends if the right offer comes along, then I’ll sit out and consider it with my family, whether that’s here or abroad. However, I haven’t made any decisions as of yet and I’m just evaluating every option at the moment.”
Earlier in April, Terry announced that he will be leaving Chelsea in summer 2017.
Speaking of the decision he said that he never wanted to be that player just hanging about whom people can’t wait to get rid of or stop the progress of a younger player coming through that is the basis of his decision.
Under Terry’s captainship, Chelsea has won five Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups, one UEFA Europa League title and one UEFA Champions League since 2004.
Irrespective of his play on Sunday against Sunderland he is set to lift a fifth championship title and 15th major honor.
Further, pondering on the retirement plans, Terry said that the transition for him being on the bench and seeing it from a different aspect this season has served him well and will do if he goes into management in the future.