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John Terry fighting 'to prove everyone wrong'

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Terry lifted yet another trophy with Chelsea on Sunday
Terry lifted yet another trophy with Chelsea on Sunday

Chelsea captain John Terry has admitted he is being driven on by a desperation to silence his critics after he lifted another trophy in Sunday's Capital One Cup final at Wembley.

Terry scored Chelsea's opening goal in their 2-0 win against Tottenham, with his comments suggesting his eagerness to overcome years of abuse from rival supporters and media criticism is at the heart of his continued motivation to succeed.

"I am fighting for myself and my family, and to prove people wrong," stated Terry. "It doesn't come much bigger than that. I want to give it everything.

"I don't know how long I have left. Hopefully I have a few years left but if this is my last year then I hope it will go out on a bang.

"I have my little target to play next year but beyond that, two or three years (more), I don't know."

Asked if he would play for another club, Terry added: "No, and I also think there's a right time to go as well.

"Certainly I am feeling great at the minute and it would be the wrong time to go.

"But there does come a point where it would be the right time to go, to say it's time to move on and people will remember you that way."

Terry signed his current deal 48 hours after the end of last season - Mourinho's first back at Stamford Bridge - and could be made to wait until the end of the current campaign before a new deal is negotiated.

"The uncertainty has helped me positively, not having four or five years (under contract) as you get older," he added.

"The roles have reversed and now the power is in the club's hands. That has inspired me."