Chelsea’s second goalkeeper, Asmir Begovic has backed Chelsea captain John Terry to keep playing beyond this season.
Terry has slipped down the pecking order in the Premier League, with David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta continuing to impress in Conte’s three-man defence.
The 36-year-old defender has however been used in the FA cup and will be out of contract in June and is not expected to renew his contract.
However, Begovic believes the former England international should extend his 22-year stay at Stamford Bridge, but admits leaving when the ovation is the loudest is quite tempting.
“I can see him continuing to play and while he is playing like this, I don’t see why he should quit,” the Bosnian told reporters.
“He trains every day, he’s as fit as a fiddle and you don’t get the sense that he is coming to an end.
“What he has in his mind and what he is planning to do is something only he can answer.”
Referring to Chelsea’s bid to win a double of the Premier League and FA Cup in Conte’s first season in charge, Begovic added: “But if he collects two trophies, maybe that’s a great way to go out. Who knows?”
Chelsea, who were drawn against the Manchester United team led by their former manager Jose Mourinho in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, are at home to Swansea City in the league this weekend.