Terry, who scored the opening goal in a man-of-the-match display as Chelsea beat Tottenham to claim the Capital One Cup at Wembley on Sunday, hopes to earn an extension??to his current deal which expires at the end of this season.
It was the first trophy of Jose Mourinho’s second spell as Blues boss, and 34-year-old Terry is still a central figure 10 years after the Portuguese’s first Stamford??Bridge silverware in the same competition.
“I am fighting for myself and my family, and to prove people wrong,” Terry??said.
“It doesn’t come much bigger than that. I want to give it everything.
“I don’t know how long I have left. Hopefully I have a few years left but if??this is my last year then I hope it will go out on a bang.
“I have my little target to play next year but beyond that, two or three years??(more), I don’t know.”
Asked if he would play for another club, Terry added: “No, and I also think??there’s a right time to go as well.
“Certainly I am feeling great at the minute and it would be the wrong time to??go.
“But there does come a point where it would be the right time to go, to say??it’s time to move on and people will remember you that way.”
It seems unthinkable that Chelsea will determine that time to be at the end of??this season, by which time the Blues skipper may have led them to a first??Premier League title in five years.
Chelsea policy dictates that players over the age of 30 are only granted 12-month??deals.
Terry signed his current deal 48 hours after the end of last season -??Mourinho’s first back at Stamford Bridge – and could be made to wait until the??end of the current campaign before a new deal is negotiated.
“The uncertainty has helped me positively, not having four or five years??(under contract) as you get older.
“The roles have reversed and now the power is in the club’s hands. That has??inspired me.”
Terry’s Wembley heroics have lead to calls for him to reconsider his international??retirement but the Chelsea captain says he has no intention of making himself available??to England boss Roy Hodgson.
“I have missed it, playing in these big stadiums and in these competitions and??I’m delighted to get back to Wembley,” Terry said.
“They started playing the national anthem before the game and I was going??then.”
Asked if he was considering an England return, Terry, who earned 78 caps,??added: “No. It’s the simple answer, I don’t want to go into it right now.
“Being back at Wembley, the atmosphere, the stadium, it’s one of the best I??have played in, but it’s never crossed my mind.
“I have drawn a line under it and the England squad can move on now.”??