Terry seeks to cool waters with rallying cry
Chelsea captain John Terry has reiterated his commitment to the club in the wake of the Carling Cup final defeat by Tottenham last Sunday. Terry, who was involved in a training-ground row with first-team coach Henk ten Cate the day before the Wembley showdown with Spurs, was unsure of his place in the starting line-up after he was omitted from the Champions League side that drew with Olympiacos the previous Tuesday. But he has been quick to make it clear that he wants to stay at Stamford Bridge for life and is looking forward to the rest of the season after two months spent on the sidelines with a fractured foot. 'I really can't see myself leaving and I signed a new contract earlier in the season. I love the club, and I'm so passionate about Chelsea,' Terry said. 'I just want Chelsea to succeed. I like to think I know what the fans go through on a weekly basis. I don't just come in, train and go home and forget about things, I take it home with me. 'I am fortunate to be in the position I am at an amazing club like Chelsea, and to enjoy the things that come with being a professional footballer. 'I have been here on £45 per week and worked my way through to being where I am today. I appreciate everything and work hard every day.' Terry also admitted that Avram Grant's squad must use the defeat at Wembley to spur them on to glory in the remainder of the season. 'It's hard to take any defeat, let alone a final,' he said. 'The boys worked their socks off to get to the final, and it's the worst time to lose, but we have to pick ourselves up, and we're still fortunate enough to be in all three competitions, and we're still very much in contention. 'The Premier League is still close, and we have a great chance in the Champions League and FA Cup, which is our trophy so we need to stay positive. 'Over the last three or four years we've got into a mode where we've been dominating things and we've been in the final stages and had a taste of success. 'There have been a couple of occasions where we've lost out and that is not a nice feeling, and I think no-one likes to lose, we didn't want to, but we have to use it as a positive and be more hungry in the future. 'Having that taste of defeat is not a nice feeling to have, and there are things out there we can win, like the Champions League that we still haven't won.' Terry also said that he is under no illusions that, even as captain, he has to fight for his place like everyone else. He added: 'There are so many world class players, and seeing how well Ricardo Carvalho, Tal Ben-Haim and Alex are doing, makes me want to get back and train, and prove myself again. 'It's horrible because you read things where people think they can walk back in the team, and I certainly haven't thought that. 'I've watched games and seen two players playing so well together so I had to work my socks off. 'It's not down to me or anybody else to pick the team, it's down to the manager and thankfully he's seen enough to put me in.'