John Terry says that he has no plans to come out of
international retirement and play for England at the World Cup in Brazil.
Chelsea's captain stopped playing for England in September 2012, in the wake of
Euro 2012, has not appeared for Roy Hodgson’s side since then and insists his international career is over and his
team-mate Cahill is one of the key English players.
"My days are gone and it is down to Gary and the young
boys to push on for our country," Terry told Sky Sports.
John Terry is impressed by Cahill and his improvement.
"He seems to get better every day. He is great in the
air and reads it well, he is quick and he is the man for England going forward
and has been excellent for Chelsea.''
In Gary Cahill he sees not only a great player, but a good
friend as well.
"We have struck up a great relationship, since he came from
Bolton not only on the pitch but off it too. We do love playing together and he
made his debut for England with me. A lot went on with myself and England. I
love playing for my country, and I was very proud to do that and captain my
country twice. Unfortunately things have changed and moved on, and I am
concentrating on playing well and hopefully keeping us top of the league."
Terry was stripped of the England captaincy, for
the second time in his career, by the FA in 2012, after the Football
Association decided he could no longer hold the position while awaiting trial
for racially abusing an opponent, Anton Ferdinand, during Chelsea's clash with
QPR at Loftus Road in October 2011.
He was cleared in
court of committing any criminal offence, but he felt the FA's
decision to charge him meant his position with England was "untenable".
It has been suggested that Terry could be in line for a
recall ahead of the World Cup in Brazil this summer, with England lacking depth
in central defence, but Hodgson will need to find some other solution!