Ledley King wants John Terry to return for World Cup

Former-England defender Ledley King has told Roy Hodgson to try and get Chelsea defender John Terry back on side so that he can include him in his World Cup squad for Brazil 2014.

The Blues centre-back announced his retirement from international football so that he could focus on his club career instead, but King is worried that the current English centre-back’s are not experienced or good enough to handle the pressure of a World Cup.

Terry decided to quit international football after the racism storm that dominated the headlines a couple of years ago involving Anton Ferdinand, but King believes England should do all they can to get the 32-year-old back on side.

He told Talksport on Thursday night: ‘John Terry is a top quality defender. He’s got great experience.

‘I’m sure he would add to the squad and the team if he was called upon but the decision would be down to Roy Hodgson and John himself.’

‘I know he would stiffen up the defence. I still believe he is one of the better centre-halves in the country and he’s got the rest of the season to prove that.’

Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles

 

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