Chelsea captain John Terry revealed he barely slept after the Londoners were knocked out of the Champions League this season to Paris Saint-Germain, but was glad that he did as it meant his desire to succeed was still intact, reports Sky Sports.
Chelsea were eliminated from the prestigious European tournament without losing a single game all through the competition. They were knocked out on away goals by Paris Saint-Germain in the last-16, which continued manager Jose Mourinho’s failure to earn European honours with the Premier League leaders.
But Terry, 34, admitted he was glad that Chelsea’s exit caused him to “barely sleep a wink”, as he would have felt his desire was starting to wean. The former England international knows he’s in the eve of his career for his club, but looks set for another campaign at Stamford Bridge in some capacity according to Mourinho.
This season, the veteran centre-back is on course to be named in the PFA Team of the Year as a result of his fine performances while turning 35 later this year, and Terry is oddly relieved that a fear of failure is still driving him on to succeed with Chelsea.
“I didn’t sleep a wink all night – but you know it would be horrible if I did. If I got home and went to sleep, for me something would be telling me, ‘You know what? Time’s up’. If you’re not caring, something’s gone. But I do realise as well that there’s a game three or four days later and you have to pick yourself up, you have to go again. You can’t dwell on it,” he said.
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