every time John didn’t play,” Conte said. “For sure, Gary has good prospects of being captain, but now it’s important to finish the season.
“To start to think about next season is very dangerous because we have different targets still to reach.”
Terry’s final appearance as a Chelsea player at Stamford Bridge will only add to the emotion on an afternoon of celebration and Conte believes the 36year-old is fit enough to continue his career elsewhere.
Terry, who scored against Watford, indicated he was unsure whether he would carry on playing or retire.
But Conte said: “John is strong and the moments I have called him to play he has shown this.
“In this point in your career it is important to feel your body and your mind, to feel if you have still the desire and will to fight and to work very hard every day.