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Terry: The world is against us

April 7, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Chelsea captain John Terry says the London club's Champions League loss to Manchester United showed the world is against them winning the competition.

John Terry showed his displeasure towards the Spanish referee on Wednesday
GettyImagesJohn Terry showed his displeasure towards the Spanish referee on Wednesday

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The Blues were defeated 1-0 at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of their quarter-final tie on Wednesday and were denied a stoppage-time penalty.

Patrice Evra's lunge on Ramires went unpunished and Terry believes it shows their own ability is not the only reason why they have not yet captured the Champions League crown.

"I was saying to the lads afterwards that it's us versus everyone," Terry said. "I think that's clear to see over the last few years. Only we can change that on the football field and expect nothing from anyone.

"Nothing gets given to you on a plate and it certainly won't be in this competition. We can't come out here and speak honestly and it's a little bit frustrating.

"Because we can't speak honestly, you guys (the media) lose out, everyone's walking on eggshells, fearing a ban before the next game.

"It's not the first time it's happened but anywhere else in the world - Old Trafford, the Nou Camp, the Bernabeu - that's a penalty.''

Despite United possessing a one-goal lead ahead of the second leg in Manchester, Terry is convinced his team can still progress to the last four.

"I can 100% see us turning the tie around. We expected a better performance considering we were at home but we've got the quality to go up there and win the game. We did it in the league last year. They know we're still in it and we certainly do as well.''

The Champions League is Chelsea's last realistic chance of claiming silverware this season, which has led to speculation regarding manager Carlo Ancelotti's long-term future at the club.

Terry said: "There's been no talk about changing him as far as I'm aware. The players are 100% behind him.''