Roy Hodgson should try to tempt John Terry out of international retirement for the World Cup in Brazil next year.
The Chelsea defender, 32 , has put in a string of good performances for the Blues and has been revitalised under Jose Mourinho.
After retiring from international football last year, the England team have looked short at the back, apart from recent performances against Montenegro and Poland where a result was needed.
As good as teammate Gary Cahill and Phil Jagielka have been recently, they won’t have struck fear into international strikers with some wobbly performances.
Kenny Miller, who can only be described as an ageing international player at best, showed Cahill up with his goal against England at Wembley.
If Miller can do that to England’s centre-backs, imagine the damage Lionel Messi or Neymar could do.
That’s why it is vital to have good back up when it comes to the defence. If Terry was tempted out of retirement it is unsure whether Hodgson would break up the Cahill-Jagielka partnership, but having Terry on the bench as a substitute wouldn’t be too bad.
When it comes to the other reserve centre-backs there really isn’t much choice. Phil Jones and Chris Smalling both have massive potential, the latter putting in a convincing display against Poland. They are both however relatively inexperienced at England level.
Terry has been there and done it with England at tournaments. Mainly crashing out yes, but he knows the atmosphere at these occasions and knows how to be cool under pressure.
Terry is playing really well at the moment, and stories are bound to start circulating if he keeps this form going during the rest of the season. He may be ageing, but it is a tournament over a couple of weeks, and having someone of Terry’s ability and experience can only be good for England’s chances.
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