Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo is happy John Terry has quit England.

Di Matteo believes that decision could prolong Terry's club career.

"During international week, we still train," ­explained Di Matteo. "The small group that ­remains here joins up with the youth team, so we get a good look at all our ­players.

"Normally, it's more youth team players than senior players - it's normally only three senior players.

"For the youth players, it will be great to have John Terry around and to play in training with him. It also probably gives John a good chance to ­prolong his club career by another year or two if he is not involved ­internationally.

"It certainly helps when you can have a little break in a normal week, ­especially with the schedule we have. I also question how worthwhile these friendly games all over the world are.

"You probably have a ­different outlook as a ­player. But certainly a ­midweek game in November with a packed schedule, I'm not sure how much it will benefit them because they will be ­travelling and going ­between two time zones."