Chelsea captain John Terry has said that fans of rival team would love to have him and while criticism helps improve him, he wouldn’t want to be hated when he retires.
The 34-year-old defender was an integral parr of Chelsea’s season and won the fourth top flight trophy of his career.
He has often faced controversy and while he welcomes it, hopes to retire with fans happy with him.
“I’m sure that if I was in their team they would love me in their team because I am one of those players who gives everything to the cause,” he said while appearing on the Men In Blazers podcast.
“Unfortunately the stick comes with it but I am very much used to that now. I do get a lot of stick, not only in the UK but everywhere we go really.
“But I thrive on that and try and use it in a positive way but I certainly don’t try and block it out.
“I use it to my advantage because nine times out of 10 if I can stay focused and keep the team focused we are going to come out as winners.
“And when you walk off the pitch having done your job and having done it the right way and go off with three points there is not much more to say.”