Terry in "fantastic condition" - Ancelotti

05 February 2010 03:28
Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti believes John Terry has the full backing of the Stamford Bridge dressing room despite revelations about his private life. England captain Terry, 29, has endured a week-long media furore following allegations he had an affair with an ex-girlfriend of former team-mate Wayne Bridge. Terry is set to learn his fate as captain of the national side in a meeting with England manager Fabio Capello but Ancelotti insisted the player has remained totally professional throughout a difficult week. As far as the Italian is concerned, Terry remains a valuable member of the squad and when asked if he still had the backing of the players, Ancelotti replied: "I think so. John speaks with his team-mates because he's the captain of this team. "He is focusing on his job. He's doing very well every day, every moment. He's the captain of this team so, with his behaviour, he's doing his best for this team. "Also he played very well in the last two games. He scored against Burnley. He's in fantastic condition at the moment. The problem that involves John is outside our training ground and it's a normal life for us. John's mood is very normal. I have not spoken to him. It's not necessary for me to speak to him about his private life. I'm only interested in his professional behaviour and that is the best."

Source: PA