Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has said that captain John Terry is proving why the club should offer him a new contract next season.
The Englishman’s current deal expires in the summer and yesterday it was reported that the manager will have the final say as to whether or not the club should extend their captain’s stay at the club he grew up in.
The 32-year-old netted his first goal of the season on Saturday during the club’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham and his manager has said that he is showing good form, which will see him rewarded with a new deal.
“I think he always has a future the way he is playing – he has a future here, in China, or wherever he wants to have a future,” said the Blues boss.
“I have always told him from day one – don’t speak (publicly) about signing a new contract, just speak about working very hard from a physical point of view so you don’t have the same kind of problems you have had in the past two years and then you play regularly.
“He is a very good player and very good players have no problems with their contracts.
“I think the fact that he knows that I like him has been important. I trust the player. This is important.
“In his head he knows if I leave him out I am trying to do the best thing for him and the best thing for the team so he is not under this pressure he was in other years.
“Physically we are working very well with him. I think he is in good condition and he is a brilliant boy.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt