Chelsea legend John Terry has admitted that he does not miss playing the game. The 38-year-old former Blues and England captain retired from professional football in 2018 after having spent one season with Aston Villa.
Terry joined the West London club from West Ham as a youth player and went on to establish himself as a club legend at Stamford Bridge. He was one of the few youth products of the club who actually went on to become a success. During his 19-years with the Blues first-team, Terry went on to make 717 appearances in all competitions, scoring 67 goals.
He managed to win five Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups, one Champions League and one Europa League. He is also a two time Chelsea player of the year and was included in the PFA team of the year four times.
After ending his playing career for the Blues in 2017, Terry went on to play for Villa. He helped the Villains to reach the promotion playoffs last term but they ultimately ended up losing to Fulham. Despite no longer professionally playing the game, Terry is still very much involved and currently serves as assistant manager to Dean Smith at Villa.
When asked if he misses playing the game, Terry told Sky Sports: “Do you know what? I haven’t. Missing the Monday to Friday, I get that, but the pressures of games…
“It’s funny because you watch games like the League Cup final, you want to still be playing, but the pressures that surround it, and the pressures I put myself under later on in my career, I probably didn’t enjoy, and that’s why I’m enjoying retirement.”