Terry reveals Abramovich has sights on Euro glory
Chelsea captain John Terry has revealed that Blues owner Roman Abramovich has already told his players they must set their sights on Champions League glory next season.sports Updated: May 18, 2010 19:22 IST
Chelsea captain John Terry has revealed that Blues owner Roman Abramovich has already told his players they must set their sights on Champions League glory next season.
Terry and company were still celebrating completing the Premier League and FA Cup double when Abramovich reaffirmed his desire to see Chelsea crowned kings of Europe.
Carlo Ancelotti's side, who beat Portsmouth 1-0 in Saturday's FA Cup final, were knocked out of Europe's elite club competition by Jose Mourinho's Inter Milan in the last 16 this season.
The west London club have reached at least the semi-finals five times in seven years since Abramovich took over but have failed to win the tournament.
Terry, whose missed penalty in the 2008 Champions League final cost Chelsea the trophy, told The Sun: "There is no doubt in Roman's mind and all our minds - we clearly want the Champions League.
"He said we must get it next season even though he is delighted with the double and we're determined to do it.
"We've come so close over the last five or six years and, at times, have been the best team in the competition yet haven't gone on to win it.
"If we can add the Champions League to that list, the fans, players, management and Roman would be very happy."
Chelsea head into the off-season in high spirits after the club's first ever double, with Terry revealing that coach Carlo Ancelotti belied his quiet image by leading the Cup final celebrations.
"We came out of Wembley on a coach after winning the Cup and the boys were all pretty excited as you can imagine, having just won the double for the first time in the club's history," Terry added.
"We were having a sing-song at the back and Carlo appeared and wanted to know what the words to the songs were, what they were about and asked us to teach him."
First Published: May 18, 2010 19:20 IST