John Terry played his final game for Chelsea on May 21 of 2017 as he performed for his club in their match against Sunderland which concluded with the team of Antonio Conte claiming a 5-1 triumph.
The 36 year old English defender made a speech about his time spent in Stamford Bridge as he made over 700 appearances with more than 15 years of playing time at the English Premier League club but his time has finally reached it’s end.
“One of the most difficult days of my life. Thank you will never, ever be enough, but I’ll tell you what: I’ll be back here one day. I’m going to be supporting the players and the club from the bottom of my heart. You’ve given me everything from the age of 17 when I first started out. You picked me up when I was down, sung my name when I’ve had bad days and disappointed you as well.”
That was the speech released by John Terry as he announced his retirement from Chelsea and gave thanks to all of his supporters as well as the club and also made a hint that he might make a return to Stamford Bridge someday.
The final season of John Terry in Chelsea saw him only being able to make 9 Premier League appearances which is underwhelming and not the way that the veteran player would have wanted to leave Stamford Bridge but considering that his elevated age, it’s a normal thing to see as other players get the chance to step up and follow in the foot-steps, although Chelsea will have a very difficult time trying to find the successor of John Terry who has been helping the English club since 1998.