Former England and Tottenham defender Ledley King believes John Terry should come out of international retirement and return to Roy Hodgson’s squad ahead of next summer’s World Cup, writes the Daily
King feels Terry would stiffen up the current England defence, who failed to keep a clean sheet in their previous two friendlies at Wembley.
Terry quit the England set-up in 2012 after the FA decided to ban the Chelsea defender for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand at Loftus Road. But King is confident the 32-year-old would still do a job for Hodgson’s side. “John Terry is a top quality defender. He’s got great experience,” King said.
“I’m sure he would add to the squad and the team if he was called upon but the decision would be down to Roy Hodgson and John himself.”
Terry has been a vital part of Jose Mourinho’s side, who currently sit fourth in the Premier League, and the defender has started all of Chelsea’s league games this season.
“I know he would stiffen up the defence,” Kind added. “I still believe he is one of the better centre-halves in the country and he’s got the rest of the season to prove that.”
Terry was part of the England team for over nine years before announcing his retirement from the international game. He made 78 appearances, scoring six goals. The Chelsea defender’s debut came in 2003 against Serbia and Montenegro, when England won 3-1.
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