Chelsea: John Terry hits back at critics over substitution

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"I never want to be that player who says, 'I wish I'd played a couple more years.' You can't replace these moments".

"I promise you I couldn't care a less".

"I couldn't care less, I promise you", Terry said.

Chelsea skipper John Terry has defended his contrived Stamford Bridge farewell last weekend and claimed that he "could not care less" about the criticism he has received. "I've turned down every club in the world to stay here". Terry has been at the club for 22 years, played over 700 matches and won 17 trophies at Stamford Bridge.

"I wanted to play 26 minutes and come off because it meant a lot to me, the shirt number and the supporters, and so as long as they're happy, I'm over the moon with the reception I got and honestly, I couldn't care less".

Terry added: "It was an unbelievable send-off from the supporters to help me to celebrate 22 years at the club".

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"I don't want to kind of make a knee-jerk decision and then kind of regret it later", Terry said.

"Physically, I know I can".

Apparently JT leaving the field after 26 minutes to the applause and thanks of the fans and the appreciation of his team-mates.

While Chelsea are one win away from the Double, Arsenal are desperately trying to end the season on a high after finishing fifth in the Premier League - their lowest finish since Arsene Wenger arrived in north London in 1996. Among them were BBC pundits Gareth Crooks, who told Terry that "this isn't Hollywood", and Martin Keown.

The Chelsea legend revealed that he chose to delay hanging up his boots following advice from former club and country teammates Frank Lampard and Jamie Carragher, both of whom advised him not to end his career too early.

"It was done with good intentions and he deserves the guard of honour but it should have been before or after the game, or in the last minute".

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