John Terry believes he has “three years” remaining in his playing career, and has repeated his desire to stay at Chelsea.
Chelsea captain Terry announced in February that he would be leaving the club in the summer, with his contract at Stamford Bridge expiring after 18 years in the first team.
The Blues subsequently denied the claims, simply saying that they had not offered Terry a contract renewal due to the uncertainty over their managerial status, and the defender may yet remain at the club.
The 35-year-old’s future thereby remains uncertain, but Terry himself believes he has more to offer.
“While I’ve got a couple of years left, the main thing for me is to fully focus on that and give everything,” he told reporters at The London Football Awards.
“I’ve definitely got two or three years in me. I’d be gutted if it isn’t at Chelsea, I’ve said clearly I want to stay.
“As a player in your mid-30s you get written off a little bit.
“Pretty much like the team early on in the season! We get written off and all of a sudden, a couple of wins and who knows what’s going to happen?”