Chelsea defender John Terry has insisted that he would never be able to do what Petr Cech opted to do this summer and join another Premier League club.
The Blues legend was keen to make clear that he respected Cech for his professional approach last season and doesn’t hold any ill-feeling towards him for the decision he made this summer in joining Arsenal.
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However, on a personal level, the 34-year-old added that while he would give everything he had until he was no longer needed by the club, he wouldn’t be able to join another team in the English top flight.
“I could handle being out of the team. Petr Cech was a model professional last year and that is why he got the move he wanted, because of how well he reacted around the place,” Terry said, according to Sky Sports.
“I have seen other players go the other way. I certainly would go down the Petr route and continue giving everything to the squad.
“If I then felt Chelsea were going to release me or thought I had nothing else to give, but I thought I could, then of course I would still want to continue to play. But that would not be in the Premier League.”
Terry stressed that he believes he still has a few years left in him to be of use to Jose Mourinho, and will hope that he can continue to play an integral role in the club’s sustained success under the Portuguese tactician.