Carlo Ancelotti defends decision to stand by Chelsea captain John Terry

09 February 2010 01:31
Fabio Capello axed Terry as England captain on Friday, but Ancelotti is standing by his decision to stick with the defender.[LNB]Ancelotti said in an interview to Italian newspaper La Repubblica: "(Terry) has maintained the captaincy because it's not my role to monitor the private life of my players, unless this affects their performances. [LNB]What Chelsea have learnt from pre-season tour to United States with Carlo AncelottiJohn Terry: I stayed at Chelsea because of England and World CupJohn Terry is Chelseas most important player, claims Carlo Ancelotti"For myself and for the club, he is a great captain, a serious professional, a leader and a player who has great closeness to this club, because he grew up in the Chelsea Academy." [LNB]Ancelotti believes Terry's personal situation has not hindered Chelsea who travel to Goodison Park to face Everton tomorrow night.[LNB]"I guarantee that it has not affected the team in the least," Ancelotti said. [LNB]Terry, meanwhile, is fit to face Everton after suffering a dead leg in the 2-0 win over Arsenal.[LNB]

Source: Telegraph