John-Terry2John Terry looks set to continue as captain of Chelsea, despite the recent scandal that threw his private life in the spotlight. Reports are the father of two had an affair with the girlfriend of then-teammate Wayne Bridge, but a media gag prevented the information from spilling out into the public until now.

The reason why this has become such big news, is because of Terry’s status as captain of England, who is expected to lead his country to a big tournament this summer. As such, his duties include being a leader on and off the pitch, something which cheating on your wife with your teammate’s girlfriend is not a prime example of.

Many questioned what that would mean for his future, but so far he has received the backing of Carlo Ancelotti, the Chelsea manager. Whether Fabio Capello will be as lenient is another matter. The English manager is renown for his strict discipline and fearless punishments, and it will be up to him to decide whether the other players can still look up to Terry with trust after this.

The way I see it, Terry needs to show how humbled he is from all this, but he can get overcome his current predicament. If he concentrates on his football and continues being a strong leader on the pitch, there should be no question as to his place in the England team. It would be quite surprising, however, if he and Bridge ever play in the same team together.

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