Roy Hodgson disappointed after John Terry quits England
John Terry is unlikely to be adding to his 78 international appearances for England after retiring from national team duty on Sunday night. The Chelsea defender will be investigated by an FA panel from this week and decided it was in his best interests to stand down.
September 24th, 2012
Terry’s decision will come as a relief to many, despite the fact that the 31-year-old has generally played very well for the Three Lions which have included two spells as captain. However, Roy Hodgson is clearly disappointed by the player’s decision.
Hodgson said: “I’d like to thank John Terry for his commitment to the England team since I became manager.
“I am of course disappointed to lose a player of John’s international experience and exceptional ability.
“I have enjoyed a good relationship with John during my time as England manager and I reluctantly accept his decision.
“I can also confirm that he had the courtesy to call me prior to the announcement of his retirement from the England team.
“I’d like to wish John well for the future with Chelsea.”
Terry issued a thinly-veiled criticism at the FA in his resignation note, suggesting that they have made him walk the plank despite being cleared in court of a racially aggravated public order offence.