John Terry said that he was "keen" to speak to police about alleged racist abuse because "I knew there was nothing out there that would show that I had done anything wrong".
The 31-year-old England and Chelsea defender is accused of calling Anton Ferdinand a "f****** black c***" during a Premier League game on October 23 last year.
He denies a racially aggravated public order offence, saying he was sarcastically repeating the slur that Ferdinand mistakenly thought he had used.
Continuing his evidence at Westminster Magistrates' Court, Terry said: "I knew there was nothing out there that would show that I had done anything wrong.
"I was keen to go forward with my police statement, my FA statement. If I had anything to hide I wouldn't have done that."
He said he made a statement before seeing any film footage of the incident.
"If there was ever any doubt in my mind, I could have held back, soaked it up and thought 'Let's wait until tomorrow, let's see what kind of footage is out there."
Earlier, prosecutor Duncan Penny put it to Terry that he had made a remark about having sex with Ferdinand's girlfriend, in response to taunts about his alleged affair with a team-mate's ex-partner.
Terry denied this.