John Terry rules out England return

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John Terry has confirmed he has no intention of emerging from international retirement to play for England again.

Following Chelsea's 2-0 win over Tottenham in the Capital One Cup final, Terry reminisced on his England career, confirming he misses representing the Three Lions.

He said: “They started playing the national anthem before the game and I was going then."

“I have missed it, playing in these big stadiums and in these competitions, but it's never crossed my mind to play for England again. I have drawn a line under it and the squad can move on."

Terry's legacy

Terry, 34, made his England debut in June 2003, and he went on to make 78 appearances in total with six goals including the first ever goal at the new Wembley in 2007.

Terry retired from International duty in 2012 after a controversial couple of years plagued with personal issues.

On an emotional day for Terry, he bagged the opening goal for Chelsea as they went on to claim their first trophy of the season and did admit that he missed the big stage.

Back at Wembley

He said: “Being back at Wembley, the atmosphere, the stadium - it's one of the best I've played in.”

His main priority seems to be Chelsea in what could be a massive year. With one trophy wrapped up, Jose Mourinho and co will be looking to move on to the next one with Premier League and Champions League crowns are still within reach.

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