Chelsea manager José Mourinho refused to be drawn on the speculation linking John Terry with a return to international football. He has been on international retirement for the last few years after falling out with the English FA. However, England have been suffering without his presence in the last few matches. This is an extremely crucial period for the national team since they need to find the form before the World Cup 2014. The team has already suffered two defeats in the last two friendly matches against opposition that they will face at the World Cup.
Roy Hodgson has ruled out the possibility of recalling Terry to the national team, but there is a growing concern that England need to bring him back in order to do well at the World Cup. Mourinho has responded to the situation by saying that the decision of Hodgson is not of his concern. Terry has been playing some of the best football in recent years, which has seen him start almost every match for Chelsea this campaign.
Hodgson used in the centre back pairing of Phil Jagielka and Chris Smalling against Germany. He said after the match that he was satisfied with the performance of the duo, but at the end of the day, they lost the match 1-0.
“I’m not [an international manager]. I’m Chelsea manager and I don’t say I don’t care about international teams, because I care and I wish them to do good when they have my players. But it’s not my problem. John Terry’s English, the English manager is Roy [Hodgson], Roy makes the decisions,” said Mourinho about the possibility of Terry appearing for the national team. The Chelsea captain is one of the few experienced defenders, who continue to play at the top level, at England’s disposal.