John Terry joins Aston Villa on a one-year deal
Terry claims he was motivated to play for Championship club to avoid facing Chelsea
July 3rd, 2017
John Terry has agreed a one-year deal with Aston Villa, with Steve Bruce hoping that the former Chelsea defender can help the Midlands club return to the Premier League.
Bruce seems to have ignored the fact that Terry is way past his best and clearly didn’t want to embarrass himself on a Premier League stage next season, with the player claiming he simply didn’t want to face Chelsea in the top flight.
It’s a pathetic way of covering up the fact that you want one final pay day while remaining in England, with Villa prepared to throw enough cash in the direction of the former England captain on a player that they scarcely need.
“The mental side of playing against Chelsea was too much to kind of get over for me,” Terry said on Monday. “It was 22 years and I am very proud of that, I wish Chelsea well next season but now my thoughts are 100% here. I am delighted to be here as a player. It is obviously a huge club, I had a few conversations with Steve [Bruce] over the summer. I am very hungry to still play at the top with a club and a manager who still has the same ambition as me.
“I think the club speaks for itself, from being out there in the stadium [in the past]. They have got great support here, I think it is a club that deserves to be in the Premier League. Steve being Steve has persuaded me to come, and I am delighted because I still wanted to keep my playing, my hunger is still there at 36.
“The ambition for me to continue playing some people will understand and some people will not. I am in good physical condition. I am ready to play and give it everything this year. I am here, I am ready to fight for the Villa shirt and for this football club.”