(GSM) – Chelsea captain John Terry says he will die an unhappy man if he does not win the UEFA Champions League with the Stamford Bridge club.
The English champions kick off their European campaign against Zilina tonight after enduring years of misfortune in Europe’s elite club competition.
Last season, Chelsea were eliminated by eventual Champions League winners Internazionale, who were managed by former Blues’ boss José Mourinho.
The Champions League is the only prize that Chelsea have failed to win and Terry will not give up on his dream to lift the European cup.
He told Chelsea TV: ‘Until we win that trophy I’m not going to die a happy man, that’s a fact. I realise now that going out of the competition last season made us stronger in the League.
Terry is still adamant that he will lift the Champions League trophy as he feels the pain of scoring that decisive penalty against Manchester United in the final of 2008 in Moscow.
‘But I will never give up hope of winning that trophy. I owe it to every Chelsea fan because of what happened in the final in Moscow two years ago.
‘I still hold that as a big responsibility, I let the fans, players and the club down by missing the penalty.
‘It would be nice if we did get a penalty or something like that when we should. Last season against Inter, Salomon Kalou should have had one home and away.
‘We were almost perfect in the group stages but then in the knockout phase you only need to have two bad days and you’re out.
‘We didn’t play as well as we should have done out there or at home. We should always fancy ourselves to score at home but we didn’t. We just weren’t good enough.
‘But one year on, with the squad of players that we have, we are good enough to go all the way. You just need that bit of luck.’
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