Last night John Terry was being defended from a source Chelsea fans may think unlikely former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp gave a robust defense of the Chelsea captain.
Speaking at a Telegraph football event in Victoria about the transfer window, Redknapp was in fine form talking about a range of issues from Behraino, scouting players and the challenges the window presents.
When speaking about Chelsea and John Terry, Redknapp said
John Terry’s legs have not gone, he was player of the season last year and carried Chelsea, he is a fighter and will not go down without a fight
This viewpoint is of no surprise as the Chelsea captain has had a couple of bad games and this does not constitute the end of a career. Terry has been the talisman of the team for so long it is time that the current squad steps up and supports him.
John Terry has the experience and the talent to adapt his game to his ageing body, he really is Mr Chelsea and will keep fighting for the team whatever the media is saying. John Terry is a Chelsea legend and I have full faith in his ability and place in the team.
The form of the team is a collective thing, so far the team have been poor across the board at the start of the season. Key players have simply not put the performances in that you would expect based on their pedigree, it is time for them to step up and do a job for the team.
It is easy to forget that this is the same team that won the league by 8 points, it is about time the players remembered this and started acting like it.
Whatever happens, we have a few weeks to regroup, Terry is not on international duty, once his suspension is over he will be biting at the bit to prove a point. It is not often I agree with Harry Redknapp, but on Terry he is on point.