Monday, October 23, 2017

Terry cries foul of decisions

Captain John Terry has claimed it is Chelsea against the world as his side bids to achieve Champions League glory.

The Blues were denied a late penalty in the 1-0 loss to English Premier League arch-rivals Manchester United in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, and have been the victims of several contentious officiating in previous seasons.

Chasing an equalising goal on Wednesday, Brazilian midfielder Ramires was dragged to the turf by United left-back Patrice Evra in the penalty area late in the match only for the referee to wave play on.

And it is such incidents that have led Terry to believe his side have been more than just unlucky as they chase European success.

“I was saying to the lads afterwards that it’s us versus everyone,” Terry said. “I think that’s clear to see over the last few years.”

“Only we can change that on the football field and expect nothing from anyone.”

“Nothing gets given to you on a plate and it certainly won’t be in this competition.”

Terry also insisted the dressing room was 100 percent behind embattled coach Carlo Ancelotti, whose future at the reigning Premier League champions has been subject of speculation given the club’s change of fortunes on the pitch this season.

“There’s been no talk about changing him as far as I’m aware. The players are 100 percent behind him,” Terry said.

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