Friday, 19th April, 2013
Chelsea skipper John Terry is urging his team to cement a spot in next season’s Champions League, pointing out that playing among Europe’s best is key for the Blues.
Terry and his team-mates will be aiming to build on the side’s midweek win over Fulham with another victory, at Liverpool on Sunday.
“It’s a must for the football club; for the supporters, for the club moving forward and maybe new signings in the summer”, the 32-year-old told his club’s official site on claiming Champions League football.
“We’re obviously in the semi-finals of the Europa League but realistically we want to be playing Champions League football, that’s what it’s about for this football club.
“The players that have come here in the last couple of years, that’s what they want as well", he added.
The English centre-back also explained that the side’s good form at the moment is being helped by fixtures coming thick and fast, leaving the Blues with nothing else to think about apart from playing.
“For us as a group of players, when the games are coming thick and fast I think that’s when we’re at our best", he said.
“It is a lot of games, but when you’re playing you don’t really get a chance to think about anything else. You don’t train too much, so you lose that side of it, which you can then put into the games.”
Chelsea have six games to go in the Premier League season, starting with the Merseyside giants this weekend. They are currently third in the table and will look to build on that, despite the tough games ahead.
“It’s a tough run-in and it starts with Liverpool away at the weekend, and we face Manchester United away a couple of weeks after that.
“It’s a busy schedule because we play on a Thursday in the Europa League and I think we have about four games in 10 days or something like that, but we’ve got the squad, the manager’s rotating and everybody’s playing a part.”
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