Chelsea skipper John Terry sounds optimistic inspite of Sunday’s Carling Cup final defeat to bitter London rivals Tottenham Hotspur. The England international defender has also backed his club manager Avram Grant over team selection and tactics for the Wembley showdown and says:
The manager keeps it very close to his chest. That is how it has been in every game.
That is the way it has got to be. It keeps everyone on their toes – and as players, we have to deal with it.
We are still in three massive competitions. The Premier League is not over. We go away to West Ham next week, then we have the Champions League and FA Cup after that.
We can do one of two things – we can dwell on it and get knocked out of another competition, or we take this defeat and pick ourselves up and go again.
The determination and will to win is still there. We hate losing in training, in small games and big games.
There are a lot of big teams still to come to Stamford Bridge, and we will see after that.
Yet defeat to Spurs hasn’t gone down too well with the Chelsea fans and the players have to perform to the best of their ability from now on to keep their fans happy.