John Terry on his future: "I am always looking ahead"

Terry says he would walk away if he found himself out of Mourinho's favour
Terry says he would walk away if he found himself out of Mourinho's favour

Chelsea captain John Terry hopes to play for two more years in the Chelsea first team, but he would walk away before then if he was no longer a regular in Jose Mourinho's side.

Terry conceded he would consider playing in America's MLS at the end of his career, but he still has big ambitions with Chelsea for now.

When asked how long he expected to play at the top he said: "I am 35 at Christmas, so a couple of years.

“I am always looking ahead. These past five, six years, I haven't thought it would be my last pre-season. Every summer I work more or less every day to give myself the best chance. 

“If it comes to that point where I am left out of the side I know it's not through not trying and I can look at myself in the mirror and my family.

“If I can keep my form, I am in the side, but if I don't keep my form he will have no qualms about taking me out and putting someone else in.

Terry went on to suggest Chelsea are set to face a host of new challenges when they start the defence of their Premier League title, after a summer of big spending from their main rivals. 

“They had to sign people because last year we were head and shoulders above everyone,” added the Chelsea skipper. 

“It's going to be very tough and not just us against the top sides. 

“Everyone is going to be up for beating us. I thought the way we played and the way we won it, staying top all year, showed how good we were.

“Our rivals will come back a lot hungrier, ready and believing they can catch us and even overtake us. Everyone raises their game.”