Chelsea FC captain and centerback John Terry has trained today ahead of the second leg Champions League semifinal tie against Atletico Madrid. Terry turned his ankle late in the second half of the first leg and was substituted shortly after. He was ruled out for the rest of the season at the time but has made a swift recovery to possibly play in the second leg. Terry shared some of his thoughts in a press conference today after training.
John Terry on his initial injury:
“After I went down I knew it was something a little bit more serious, normally you roll your ankle and you feel as if you can get through the game. Unfortunately I couldn’t, I had to come off and after the game I wasn’t feeling great about it.”
He also shared how he tried to speed up his recovery and why he is so determined to get back on the pitch:
“Once I’d been ruled out of the Liverpool game the physios gave it everything over the weekend. On Sunday I went out and trained with the boys who stayed back and it was totally fine. Yesterday I did a full session and I did again today, touch wood I’ve had no problems. Every year we have games like this, that mean a lot to us as players, and it certainly doesn’t make us any less determined to get to the final.”
John Terry has been a revelation for Chelsea this season and at 33 he is playing some of his best football in recent years. He has partnered with Gary Cahill to form the best defensive partnership in the league and save for the embarassment in the first leg in Paris, they have done spectacularly well in the Champions League as well. Terry has missed the last two major European finals the Blues have played in but it is clear that he will do everything in his power to be fit and take Chelsea to another.
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