Thibaut Courtois: Belgium need to show their best to win World Cup

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has suggested that Belgium need to show their best form in order to progress into the latter stages of the World Cup. The 26-year-old is currently with the Red Devils in Russia and he is expected to start between the sticks during his country’s opening game against Panama.

Speaking ahead of the match, he said: “We are more experienced now. My feeling is that everybody is sharp and ready for the World Cup. We have a group with players knowing each other very well. We are talented and we have to believe in ourselves. If we want to go far in this World Cup we have to be at our best.”

Aston Villa manager hails John Terry’s impact

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has hailed the impact of veteran defender John Terry over the course of the Championship season. The 37-year-old joined the Villains from Chelsea during the previous summer transfer window and he has since played a crucial role towards the club’s promotion hunt.

Speaking after the win over Middlesbrough, Bruce praised the qualities of Terry, who continues to deliver consistently despite approaching the latter years of his career. He said: “You’ve seen him out there, he [Terry] was brilliant, but it wasn’t just on the pitch that I needed him. It was to deal with the dressing room and it has been toxic, at Aston Villa, for years. It was important that people like Jack Grealish saw someone: this is how you do it. The way you look after yourself, this is what you prepare for. Glenn Whelan is the same. Elmohamady is the same. Jedinak is the same. All people who have been at the top level.”

John Terry Reveals Clause In His Aston Villa Contract

Former England international John Terry has confirmed that he could be staying with Aston Villa for another season, if they are assured of their promotion to the Premier League. The 37-year-old has played a key role in the club’s push for top-flight football and they are presently into the playoffs of the Championship.

Speaking to reporters, Terry revealed that he could remain at Villa next year, provided they are promoted, he said: “Initially it was a big decision for me to leave Chelsea and come to Villa but I have settled in very well and been welcomed. It is in my contract (to stay) if we go up, and fingers crossed and touch wood we do, then I will be staying another year.”

Steve Bruce Delivers Fresh Update On John Terry’s Update

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has suggested that John Terry’s future at Villa Park could be dependent on their return to the Premier League next term. The centre-back has been key to the club’s promotion hunt since their Bosman move from Chelsea last summer, but his long-term future remains under question.

Andreas Christensen Sought Advice From John Terry After Dip In Form

Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has revealed that he sought advice from Blues legend John Terry following his apparent dip in form. The Denmark international has been one of the Blues’ standout performers during the current season, but mistakes have come into play over the past month, which have cost the team dearly.

The 21-year-old was at fault for Barcelona’s equaliser during the first-leg of the Champions League round of 16, and he has since made positioning errors against the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City. As a result, the Dane decided to have a small word with Terry, who had visited the club’s training ground earlier in the month.

Steve Bruce hoping to tempt John Terry to stay at Aston Villa

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has revealed his plans to convince John Terry to stay beyond the summer, even if it means in a coaching capacity. The former England skipper joined the Villains on a one-year deal last summer after ending his two-decade long association with Chelsea.

Terry has since been influential at the heart of the Villa backline, and his form since the turn of the year has helped the club become genuine contenders for promotion to the Premier League at the second time of asking.

John Terry admits he nearly broke his Chelsea promise

Chelsea legend John Terry has admitted that he came 'very close' to breaking his promise of not playing against his former side. The ex-England international received an offer from ex-Swansea City boss Paul Clement in the summer, but he opted to snub their advances for a switch to Aston Villa.

Speaking on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football, Terry confirmed that there was indeed interest from the English top-flight with former Blues coach Clement urging Terry to pursue a move to South Wales. However, Terry eventually decided against the switch as he wanted to avoid featuring versus the west London side.

Steve Bruce explains Elmohamady's absence Queens Park Rangers

Aston Villa head coach Steve Bruce has explained the absence of Ahmed Elmohamady during Saturday's Championship outing versus Queens Park Rangers. The west Midlands outfit secured a 2-1 victory over the Rangers at Loftus Road, and this has propelled them to fifth in the standings.

Speaking after the game, Bruce revealed that he rested Elmohamady for the encounter owing to his participation against Ghana in the final World Cup qualifier game. Mile Jedinak was in a similar position after his match-winning effort for Australia against Honduras, but Bruce named him in his matchday squad.

John Terry devastated after suffering foot injury

Aston Villa defender John Terry has expressed his frustration after suffered a broken metatarsal in his right foot. The former England international sustained the injury during the 2-1 Championship defeat to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

Following the game, Terry was devastated by the extent of the injury, but he is hopeful that he can make a quick recovery to get back onto the playing field, he said: "I have just had news that I have broken my fifth metatarsal. Devastated is an understatement to how I'm feeling tonight. I will be doing everything I can to get back fit as soon as possible."

John Terry wants Aston Villa to maintain form after the international break

Former England international John Terry is anticipating a huge month ahead of Aston Villa following their good start to the Championship season.


The Villains were initially lingering just above the drop zone, but a strong month of September sees them just a point behind the playoff positions. Steve Bruce's side were hindered by injuries during the early part of the campaign, and they got their act together last month as they secured 14 points from a possible 18 available.

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