John Terry, who has played every minute of every league game this season, is on cloud nine, as Chelsea have been crowned Premier League champions, and the Blues captain has described the feeling as nothing short of “unbelievable”.
Chelsea needed to win three points over Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon to secure the title – and the Blues did just that in front of the Stamford Bridge faithful – with a 1-0 victory thanks to a goal from PFA Player of the Year Eden Hazard.
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This was the Blues’ fourth Premier League title triumph, and captain fantastic Terry has been part of all of the winning campaigns, but has had to wait five years to get his hands on the trophy again.
The former England international has explained that the agony of having to wait so long has made the moment even more special.
“Unbelievable – we’ve worked so hard this year to get here. To get over the line today was a tough match, we were a little bit nervous, but we got over the line and we’re champions,” the 34-year-old told Sky Sports.
“They did (make it nervy for us), especially late on. Listen, they are a good side since Alan Pardew has gone there as well – they made it difficult. Thankfully Eden got the penalty and we’ve won the game,” he added.
“This is what I live for. I’ve ball-boyed, I’ve mascotted, I’ve painted the stadium, I’ve done everything. It’s been five years since we won it and it’s really hurt.”
Chelsea will have to wait until the end of the season before they can get their hands on the trophy, as there are still three fixtures to be played, starting with Liverpool next Sunday, and could finish the campaign on 92 points.
The Reds are poised to have the gut-wrenching task of giving the Blues a guard of honour when they enter the pitch – with Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers having confirmed that, if Mourinho’s men were to beat Palace, he would want his team to respect Chelsea’s success (via the Daily Mail).