Chelsea captain John Terry says rival fan are jealous and would love to have him

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John Terry has come in for a fair bit of stick from rival fans during his career following a number of controversies in his time as a player.

Wherever he goes the Chelsea captain is seen as a target for fans of opposition clubs, but as reported by Sky Sports, he believes that they are jealous he does not play for their club.

The English defender has been a mainstay in the Chelsea defence since breaking into the team during the 2000-01 season and believes opposition fans would love him if he played for their side.


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He said: "I'm sure that if I was in their team they would love me because I am one of those players who gives everything to the cause, Unfortunately the stick comes with it, but I am used to that now. I do get a lot of stick, not only in the UK, but everywhere we go.

"But I thrive on that and use it in a positive way. I certainly don't try to block it out. I use it to my advantage because nine times out of 10 if I can stay focused we are going to come out as winners."

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It can not be disputed that Terry is a player who gives it everything every time he steps out on to the pitch. 

For both club and country the 34-year-old has been a stalwart at the back and shows no sign of relenting following one of his best campaigns as Chelsea strolled to the Premier League title last season.

Terry has racked up 670 appearances in 17 years at Chelsea and has chipped in with a fair amount of goals, scoring 62. He also boasts an impressive trophy hall that includes four Premier League winners medals, five FA Cups, four League Cups, a Champions League and a Europa League success.

He often puts his body on the line for his side, which was showcased in the 2007 League Cup final when he took a horrifying kick to the face from Arsenal's Abou Diaby. 

Issues both on and off the field have led to Terry becoming a target for the vast majority of opposition supporters, but the former England international insists he does not want to be remembered for being a hate figure when he finally hangs up his boots. 

Terry has the chance to add a third Community Shield success to his trophy haul as Chelsea face Arsenal at Wembley on Sunday.

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