Sunday, June 24, 2012

John Terry, my favorite defender

John Terry has been my favorite defender of all time. According to me, he is a complete package of a defender. Starting right from his crucial clearances to the world class headers in set pieces. His legendary performances have always inspired me to play in defense using life and soul.
John Terry had a great season until the champions league semi final send-off. He did apologize, which was a great gesture in the following match after the mistake that happened.
He too made his share of mistakes. The 5-3 dreadful defeat against Arsenal at home and the 4-1 away defeat from Liverpool, questioned John Terry's class and form. But that was not it, he covered all that up by performing great in the previous and following matches. Everytime the goal keeper was not there, Terry was the backup. He "saved" goals which actually saved the dignity of Chelsea against many teams.
John Terry's selection at Euro is justified for sure. His effect in the defense is notable in all matches, though the Blues Back hasn't scored yet. When John Terry was slipped off his captaincy 'cuz of some random racist claims by Anton Ferdinand, the former skipper didn't lose his cool and has taken his National team to the semi final.

“The reason we are doing so well is because everyone is pulling in the right direction and leading by example.
John Terry has been a big part if that. His performances have been superb and we’ll certainly need another against Italy – that’s for sure.”
-Steven Gerrard
'I can only talk about John and the four or five weeks I have been working with him.
'He has been a top-class professional and very good off the field as well.'
-Roy Hodgson (Coach, England)

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