Terry is considering making himself available again for England selection.
But Lescott warned: "It is up to John.
"I believe if I am playing at a consistent level I can retain my place in the (England) team. I'm sure John feels the same.
"No disrespect to him but he hasn't played regularly for his club either. Probably there is only Phil Jagielka (of the England centre-halves) who has."