TERRY TALKS ABOUT THE FIRST TITLE HE LIFTED AS CHELSEA CAPTAIN

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John Terry spent 22 years at Chelsea and within that timeframe, the Chelsea legend won 15 titles – which is the most any player has won as a Chelsea player.

The 2005 League Cup was the first trophy Terry lifted as captain, as the Blues had to come behind from an early Arne Riise goal to win the game 3-2 in extra time.

“After conceding 45 seconds into the game to John Arne Riise it didn’t look too good, and they were a strong side as well,” Terry told Chelsea magazine. “Even though, in the league, we were way clear of them, it was always a big game between the two sides and on those occasions you never know.

“But fighting back to win that game 3-2 after extra-time was a big turning point for us. Once we got that first taste of success, there was no way back for the players in our dressing room.”

Terry also revealed the confidence that ran through the squad after we secured back-to-back Premier League titles in 2006.

“As a young player, you want to come through, break into the first team and make an impact, but more importantly you want to win trophies and give something back to the supporters,” he said.

“You work so hard, year after year, and there comes a point where you need to have silverware to show for that.

“The belief around the whole place at that time was excellent. The big personalities we had within the dressing room pushed and motivated everyone and it was just a brilliant time. For those two years we absolutely dominated the Premier League and no one could get anywhere near us.”

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VICTOR N
Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.