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Carlo’s temperament has benefited Chelsea – John Terry


By Ross Mackiewicz.

Chelsea captain John Terry has hailed his manager Carlo Ancelotti’s temperament this season insisting that the Italian has been able to settle the players down after a number of disappointments for The Blues this season. Despite them being in touching distance of their first ever league and cup double, Chelsea crashed out of the Champions League in February to Jose Mourinho’s Inter Milan and have since bounced back in scintillating fashion domestically which saw them deliver a 7-1 drumming of Champions League hopefuls Aston Villa and a 7-0 demolition of Tony Pulis’s Stoke City.

The centre back believes the 2-0 victory over Liverpool this past Sunday is a key example to his manager’s credentials to keep his players focused on the job in hand as they have now taken a huge stride to capturing their first Premier League title since the Jose Mourinho era. The former England captain also stated that his side should of perhaps had a penalty in the 1st half after Saloman Kalou tangled with Lucas in the penalty area but had his claim turned down just before the interval, but the Chelsea skipper was impressed with  his manager’s professionalism to keep the team focused despite the refusal.

“It could have been really costly.” Terry said

“Salomon should have had a penalty away to Inter Milan as well, that proved really important, and again on Sunday, Liverpool going down to 10 men and us going 2-0 up could have been really decisive.”

“I think he was really frustrated as well but the manager calmed us down at half-time.In the second half I thought we played a lot better, a lot more controlled. We just needed to keep the ball a little bit more, Liverpool looked tired and were pressing us much less and we needed the experienced players like Lamps (Frank Lampard) and Bally (Michael Ballack) to keep the ball, as they did.”

Terry was also delighted with the performance on Merseyside and was thrilled with the support from the Chelsea fans.

“We really fancied our chances and it is not always you can say that at Anfield. It was just going to be a case of finding our feet. The lads were excited as well as nervous beforehand which is a good mixture.”

“It was a really professional performance with great support from the fans, they were brilliant and it is looking good.”

It has been four years since the 29 year old last got his hands on the treasured Premier League trophy and is desperate to lift it aloft again this Sunday where a victory over Wigan Athletic at Stamford Bridge will see them crowned champions.

“I want to get my hands on that trophy again but the job is not done yet and it is going to be a tough game.” Concluded the Chelsea man.

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