Wilkins thinks Terry should be back in the national set-up.
Ex-Chelsea and England ace Ray Wilkins says that Blues captain John Terry should be recalled to the national side ahead of the World Cup in Brazil.
The nation’s 2-0 victory over Poland on Tuesday ensured their place at the tournament next summer, with Everton’s Phil Jagielka and Terry’s club team-mate Gary Cahill starting in central defence.
Yet Wilkins says the 32-year-old should be back in the Three Lions squad after a great start to the new campaign under Jose Mourinho.
“Gary Cahill hasn’t been in the starting XI for Chelsea and I think Jose [Mourinho] prefers David Luiz and John Terry, who I must say if Roy could have a little chat with [him he should, because] he was absolutely superb yesterday against Cardiff,” the former international was quoted by ITV.
“I don’t think we are blessed with too many centre-halves and if we could persuade John to have another go at [playing for England we should, because] he was superb yesterday.”
Terry has 78 caps for England and was formerly the skipper, before being stripped of that title – for the second time – and dropped from the team following a racism row with Anton Ferdinand.
Although the defender was found not guilty in a court of law of abusing Ferdinand, the FA saw things differently and the centre-back retired from international football as a result.
Terry had also been out of the side at Stamford Bridge last term with injury and form issues, but since Mourinho has returned as boss the star is a stalwart once more.
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