Terry will miss Sundayâ€™s Premier League clash against Manchester United because he is serving the second match of a four-game suspension for racially abusing Queenâ€™s Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand.
â€śJohn certainly has made many mistakes in his career, like many others, but he has also done very good things,â€ť Watford boss Zola told the London Evening Standard.
â€śThe problem sometimes is that it is easier to pick up on the wrong things than the right ones. Iâ€™m not saying this just because he is somebody I know and respect.
â€śI have no issue with him being captain â€” the way he conducts himself on the pitch, the bravery he shows, he is a leader. If the manager decides to keep him as captain, he can do that.
â€śI understand why people have that opinion [that he should not be captain] but we are talking about a person who I care a lot about, so it doesnâ€™t come easy for me to come into it because it feels like I am judging him.
â€śJohn can be controversial but he is still a fantastic professional. He is an incredible leader on the pitch and I have to stick to that picture I have of him.â€ť