I can't see myself ever leaving Stamford Bridge insists 'passionate' Chelsea skipper Terry

Last updated at 15:29 29 February 2008

John Terry has quashed rumours that he is ready

to quit Stamford Bridge this summer by insisting he

cannot see himself ever leaving the club.

Bookmakers are offering odds of 9-4 that Terry

will no longer be in west London by the end of

August following his infamous training ground

bust-up with coach Henk ten Cate.

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John Terry

Terry is pleased with Chelsea's progress this season

But as Chelsea prepare to face West Ham

tomorrow, the captain has instead pledged his future

to the Blues.

He said: "I really can't see myself leaving and I

signed a new contract earlier in the season. I love

the club and I'm so passionate about it.

"I just want Chelsea to succeed. I like to think I

know what the fans go through on a weekly basis.

I don't just come in, train and go home and forget

about things, I take it home with me. I watch

Chelsea TV, and want to phone up and give my

opinion on things.

"I'm fortunate to be in the position I am at

an amazing club like Chelsea, and to enjoy the

things that come with being a professional


"I've been here on £45 per week and

worked my way through to being where I

am today. I work hard every day.

"I only live five minutes from the

training ground and we have to be in at

10am, yet I leave home at 8.45am, every

day. I want to come in and train."

Terry clearly hopes his show of

passion will convince the club and its supporters

that he is 100 per cent committed to the cause despite

a week of so much disruption.

He added: "You have to prove yourself every day,

definitely. There are so many world class players,

and seeing how well Ricardo Carvalho, Tal Ben

Haim and Alex are doing, makes me want to get back

and train, and prove myself again.

"It's horrible because you read things in the press where people

think they can walk back in the team, and I certainly

haven't thought that."

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