Ahead of Tuesday’s Night’s encounter with the reigning Premier League Champions, former Chelsea defender David Luiz has slammed the treatment of John Terry by his former club.
The English defender is set to leave Chelsea after series of failed contract talks and Luiz claims that the London club has disrespected the legendary defender.
Terry announced in January that he will leave the Stamford Bridge at the end of this season.
It was expected that Chelsea would grant the defender with a 1-year contract extension but any such rumours have been proven to be false.
“John is probably Chelsea’s greatest ever player, the club need to show him some more respect,” Luiz said,
“He has been clear that he wants to stay at the club, and they are making him wait for an answer.”
Terry will miss the all-important Champions League encounter for Chelsea on Tuesday.
He suffered a hamstring injury during the weekend and has been ruled out of this particular fixture.
After Terry announced that he won’t be renewing his contract with the Blues, Chelsea were bombarded with criticism from a large portion of their fans.
The club responded by saying that the “channels of dialogue” were still open.
However, according to Luiz who played in the Chelsea side that lifted the Champions League in 2012, Chelsea should never have allowed Terry to leave in the first place.
“I am confused why John hasn’t been offered a new contract. He is still the best central defender at the club and one of the best in England, there should be no question about him being offered another a year.
“I really don’t know what to say, the whole situation has confused me. I think it’s obvious to everybody he deserves an extension.”