John Terry sets sights solely on winning player of the season trophy at Aston Villa

John Terry

Ex-Blues talisman ready for his biggest challenge yet, Back of the Net report

John Terry has made it clear that he has moved to Aston Villa to win trophies, specifically the trophy for being the best Aston Villa player.

The former Chelsea captain, leader and legend confirmed to FourFourTwo that despite his garlanded career, he was still driven by the hunger to be named the best individual in any given group.

“This game is all about the shiny things that you personally can get your hands on,” the 37-year old said.

“That’s why my two player of the season awards at Chelsea are up there with my proudest achievements, alongside with my three UEFA Defender of the Year medals, my Premier League Player of the Month award in January 2005 and being named Daddies Sauce Dad of the Year 2009."

John Terry

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The ex-England star added that the quality of the rest of the Aston Villa squad was a major factor in his decision.

“I’ve seen the standard of the other lads, and I should have this thing sewn up,” he said. “The only question is whether they’re bad enough to stop me getting into the Championship end-of-season XI.”

Terry acknowledged that there were other prizes to play for too.

“Of course, it’s about more than just being player of the season,” he said. 

“It’s about being the fans’ player of the season, and also the players’ player of the season, which for some reason has always seemed a harder prize for me to win.

“Oh, and the chance to earn £60,000 a week despite having the change of pace of a skip,” he added. “That was also a not-irrelevant factor in my choosing to come here.”

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