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John Terry: Abramovich wants to win everything

September 30, 2010
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Chelsea captain John Terry has revealed that club owner Roman Abramovich has set the players a target of Premier League and Champions League double glory this season.

John Terry
GettyImagesJohn Terry was one kick away from winning a first Champions League for Chelsea

Terry led the side to the Premier League and FA Cup titles last year, but Chelsea have repeatedly fallen short in Europe, with 2008's Champions League final defeat to Manchester United in Moscow the closest they have come to claiming the prize.

The Blues lost on penalties to United, with Terry culpable for missing the vital spot-kick which would have seen them walk away with the title.

Last year, eventual champions Inter Milan knocked them out in the second round and Abramovich wants Carlo Ancelotti's team to win multiple trophies again this season, with extra emphasis on Europe.

"The message is clear from the start of the season - the owner wants to win everything. With the squad we have he expects to,'' Terry said.

"You can't prioritise the Champions League or Premier League and put one in front of the other. But the Champions League is the one massive trophy that still eludes us and we'd love to win that. It is a trophy the owner wants to win and the manager wants to win.

''One reason he brought the manager in is his experience and the amount of times he has won the trophy himself."