John Terry’s England career not over according to Allardyce
Sam Allardyce hoping to get opportunity to speak with John Terry about representing England again
August 23rd, 2016
John Terry hasn’t represented England since 2012, although it seems that the Chelsea captain might yet be brought in from the cold.
Sam Allardyce is clearly an admirer of the centre-half who stopped representing his country following a Football Association hearing into a charge that Terry racially abused Anton Ferdinand during a match between QPR and Chelsea.
Terry was subsequently found guilty and has been in the international wilderness since then, although the new England manager seems willing to dangle an olive branch in his direction.
Asked if Terry will play for England again, Allardyce said: “Maybe so. I think it depends on what John said. Maybe if I get the opportunity I might have to give him a ring but until I come to that selection or that process, we’ll wait and see.
“I don’t know what the political side of that might mean, if there is a political side. I’ll have to have that conversation if I feel that John Terry may be a possibility.”
Marcus Rashford’s place in the squad looks less certain considering that the Manchester United forward didn’t feature in either of the two opening Premier League matches after managing twenty minutes of a Community Shield game.
“It makes it harder for me now to select him, despite how exciting he was last year and how he burst on the scene,” he said.
“At such a young age, do I say: ‘Go play in the under-21s? Get used to international football there, play regularly there and it will help you eventually, hopefully break into the Manchester United team and then break into the England senior team.’ You’ve got all those scenarios to consider.”