Chelsea Captain John Terry has reached the end of his contract with the club and is is yet to agree to the terms of the one year extension offered to him.
According to Sky Sports, Jamie Carragher insists that a player like Terry, who has been integral to the club’s success, deserved more.
Carragher said “He’s been an integral part of what Chelsea have done over the last 10 years or so, the success they’ve had and the trophies they’ve won. The one criticism you’d have of the club at times, plenty of times, is they’ve lacked a little bit of class in different situations.”
Terry has captained Chelsea through the most successful period in the club’s history. He was there at the beginning of the Abramovich era and has since gone on to win 16 trophies with the club. He was the last ever proper academy graduate from Chelsea to establish himself in the starting XI and that makes him especially dear to the Chelsea faithful.
Carragher insisted that to leave a player of Terry’s stature just hanging like that and the way the club has handled the situation, wasn’t the best send off for him.”To come out with a statement three or four days ago that they’d offered him a contract, it felt to me that they were backing him into a corner when it should be something they do together, whatever that may be,” he said.
The former England captain wasn’t available for his side’s 1-1 draw against Chelsea, after having been banned for three games after picking up a red card against Sunderland. That red card may be his last ever act in a Chelsea shirt.
However, after the game against Leicester at Stamford Bridge, Terry addressed the home fans. He thanked them for their continuous support throughout what has been a tough season at the club and also acknowledged the services of the backroom staff and Guus Hiddink in helping them get back on their feet mid-season. In what was an emotional speech, the captain seemed to be holding back tears as he told the fans that he wished to stay and that he was still hopeful of staying.