Or are you still laughing after John Terry missed from the penalty spot in Moscow last night? Although it also took a missed kick from Nicolas Anelka to ensure the spoils went to Manchester United, it was the central defender who had the opportunity to win the Champions League for Chelsea. Oh boo hoo hoo John! The Daily Telegraph report that Avram Grant is refusing to lay the blame squarely at his captain’s feet – which is fair enough as penalties are always something of a lottery anyway.
“Terry is the main reason we are here, it is a difficult time, he is part of the team,” said Grant. “The team played excellently, I am very proud, he was great all season, great in the semi-final and this game. He is the reason they didn’t create any chances – I feel sorry for him and the team.
“John didn’t say anything – he was very sad, he cried. Whenever we need him as a captain this season he took responsibility. He slipped, it happens.”
So much for the proud warrior that is John Terry. Last night, he amounted to nothing more than a big girl’s blouse by blubbing his way through the ceremony and getting Peter Kenyon’s expensive suit even wetter than the rain had. There can be little sympathy for a team who have not always played the game in the right spirit this season and have some of the most despicable players in the Premier League.