Shearer does not think bringing back the Blues skipper would be a good thing.
Former Chelsea and England ace Ray Wilkins said that John Terry should get a recall to the national side, but Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer disagrees with that sentiment.
Wilkins told BBC 5Live that with the 32-year-old in such good form for the Blues that Terry should be brought back to the international setup by Roy Hodgson.
However, Shearer – who captained both the Three Lions and Newcastle and is the Premier League’s all-time top-scorer – says this would be a mistake.
“I don’t think, based on where the England squad has progressed to over the last few months, that Hodgson should do it [recall Terry]”, the ex-striker wrote in his Sun column.
“The last three results have shown there is a spirit in the squad – and a good one.
“Terry would bring an unwanted focus back into the England camp and it is time we looked to the future and blooded our youngsters rather than look back.
“A recall for Terry would also send out the wrong message to Phil Jagielka and Gary Cahill who, I actually think, are forming a decent partnership.
“What would the likes of Phil Jones and Chris Smalling think as they knock on the door for one of those spots, too?”
Terry has 78 caps for the national team, but retired from that level after being served an FA ban for a racism row with Anton Ferdinand.
The defender was twice stripped of the England captaincy in controversial circumstances and with morale high among Hodgson’s men, Shearer clearly thinks the introduction of Terry would not have a positive effect.
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