The Capital One Cup is still a huge trophy according to John Terry, and Chelsea are desperate to get the win over Tottenham this weekend…
John Terry is desperate to win his second Capital One Cup under Jose Mourinho, and is just a win over Tottenham away from doing so, as reported by the Times.
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The Capital One Cup is not as prestigious as it used to be, but it still carries importance in England. Despite their dominance over the last 15 years, it’s not a competition Chelsea are particularly used to winning.
Terry has won it just once since Mourinho left the first time around, although he has managed to win three league titles, four FA Cups, the Europa League, and the Champions League in that time.
“A lot of people write this competition off, but for me it is huge,” Terry said.
“We look back on that 2004-05 season, and it had a huge impact on our confidence and momentum. It was the first one for the team, which made a big impact through all the squad. It set us on our way. It gave us a taste of what we wanted, and we all wanted more.
“I think it brought the squad closer together. Like everyone, I felt something different when Mourinho came in. It was a different mentality, everything was about winning. He made that clear from day one. That rippled through the whole squad, through the Academy, through the whole club really. And he has brought that back again this time.
“The manager made it clear from the outset of the competition, when we were away to the smaller clubs, that we were in it to win it. You can see that by the teams we have put out all the way through.
“Now we are here, the next step is to go and win it.”
Petr Cech and Didier Drogba were also in the side when they won their first Capital One Cup, and are likely to be in the squad again this weekend.
Both players should start on the bench rather than in the starting XI, but we could see them involved at some point.
Whatever the result, it’s sure to be an interesting game.