John Terry and his Chelsea team clinched the Premier League title on Sunday afternoon, and the Blues captain saw the success as a perfect opportunity to hit out at his critics.
The former England international made a sly dig towards former manager Rafael Benitez who, during the Spaniard’s stint at Stamford Bridge in the 2012-13, told Terry that he would have to get used to the bench, as his body would be unable to cope playing multiple times in one week, in quotes by the Daily Mail.
Terry played just 28 games under Benitez but under Jose Mourinho this season, has made 45 appearances for Chelsea – including incredibly playing every minute of every Premier League game in their stunning 2014-15 campaign.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the Blues were crowned champions of England following a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace, Terry hit out at his critics.
“One person said I couldn’t play twice in a week and he knows who he is.
“I’ve not only proved him wrong but everyone wrong – I’m still fighting, I’m still in the side, I’m feeling great. More importantly I’ve got great players and great management around me.”
There can be no doubt that the Stamford Bridge legend has been imperative to the Blues’ title-winning campaign, and despite being 32-years-old, remains at the heart of the Chelsea team – where he could stay for more years to come – and perhaps still remains the country’s best centre-back.
Chelsea clinched their fourth Premier League title, and their first in five seasons since Carlo Ancelotti’s short spell in charge in the 2009-10 season.
The West London outfit are poised to receive a guard of honour from Liverpool when the Reds visit Stamford Bridge next Sunday.
Victory in their remaining three fixtures against Liverpool, West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland would see Mourinho’s men finish the term on a staggering 92 points – just narrowly missing out on the record of 95 points set by themselves in the 2004-05 campaign.