Chelsea captain John Terry: I want to reach 100 England caps
Terry was stripped of the England captaincy by manager Fabio Capello following revelations of his alleged affair with Wayne Bridge's former partner Vanessa Perroncel. The Chelsea skipper is currently in Dubai for crunch talks with his wife Toni, 28, who fled to the Emirate after stories regarding her husband began appearing in the papers. Related ArticlesBridge wants England placeCapello frets over Rooney burdenJohn Terry's wife: 'We're just so in love''Terry buys Perroncel's silence'Levein: bring on EnglandCapello focuses on five to revive EnglandTerry, though, remains a key member of Capello's plans and is a shoe-in to be on the plane to South Africa for the start of the World Cup. And, in an interview given to The Times prior to the Perroncel revelations, he claimed he wants to reach 100 caps by the time he hangs up his international boots. Terry, who has represented his country 59 times, said: "I'd like to get to 100. That's my target. I've got six goals. I want to get that tally up too." Terry on his wife and family:"I probably don't go out as much as I should do with my wife. She tells me a lot we should go out more. I'm away with football a lot so when I get home I just really enjoy being at home, and its a case of having to get the balance right with my marriage, keeping the wife happy, keeping the kids happy, making sure everything runs smoothly." Terry on his normal daily routine:"Nine times out of 10 I will get in the bath with them (three year old twins, a girl and a boy) then get myself into my pyjamas and put my feet up, get ready for Eastenders (BBC soap opera). I just try to enjoy them and give all my time to the kids really. That's a normal day." Terry on maturing as a man and a father:"The kids have helped me grow up quite a bit, something which I probably needed....there was a stage when I first got into the first team when after a game I'd be out on a Saturday night and have a good few drinks. At Christmas (2009) I had one sip of champagne to be polite and then pushed it to the middle of the table. If I go for a nice meal with my wife, I'll have one glass of wine and that'll do me. I just enjoy being able to appreciate nice restaurants with my wife, who's stuck by me for a long time now." Terry on his father:"He (his father Ted) drummed it into us, me and my brother, to crack on and get our heads down, work very hard every day, which is what we done... the amount of times my dad would tell me I'd had a bad game when I was younger. I'd be in tears but definitely it's made my character and taught me how to deal with things. As a footballer you get thrown a lot of things and you have to come out and put a brave face on it even though inside you could be burning up.' Terry on joining Chelsea:"West Ham came to watch me play and they took my mum and dad out to dinner. However, in the end it was down to a choice between Manchester United and Chelsea, but from day one when I trained at Chelsea I loved it and said to my dad: 'I wanna sign for Chelsea'." Terry on his parents:"Things were difficult at times. When my dad was working long hours they didn't really see each other. Like all families they had a lot of big rows. Still to his day I have really respected what they done. I know since they've both had things in the papers that have not been good things, but at the same time you can never choose your parents and I'll always love them."
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