Chelsea’s interim manager Guus Hiddink is pleased with John Terry. The Dutchman wants to help the former Chelsea skipper. Terry revealed that he wants to quit Stamford Bridge at the end of this season as he hasn’t been offered a new contract.
Guus Hiddink can feel the pain. Hiddink is ready to help the 35-year-old defender. He cited that the “door is still open” for dialogue, according to the Telegraph. John Terry’s potential departure is Chelsea’s biggest story of this transfer window. Hiddink was asked several questions on Terry ahead of their premiership encounter against Watford.
“I like very much the way he is playing, and that he is committed to the team. John is doing perfectly in his performances, he can carry on [playing], of course. He is fit, his ambition is enough to carry on,” 69-year-old Hiddink said on Wednesday, as reported by Independent.
“The door is not shut, dialogue is always possible. But John’s statistics, and not just that but also the view I have on him [show] that he is very fit. He is not what you normally see in a 35-year-old player, that you feel you are getting a bit slower, and cannot accept that you are in a danger zone for red cards.”
John Terry has been with the Blues for 21 years. He became an institution within Stamford Bridge. A breakup at this point will have deep impact, feels Hiddink.
“But none of that for John. He is fit and is performing as [well as] he has been while I have been here. And he will do. We have spoken about that, and he will be professional, but also work hard as well,” Chelsea’s Dutch boss also added about Terry.
Chelsea drew 0-0 with Watford on Wednesday.