England skipper John Terry will edge closer to the World Cup with victory in Kazakhstan but he is determined to finally win the Champions League with Chelsea before turning his attention to South Africa.
Terry is still haunted by missing the penalty in Moscow that would have sealed victory in Europe's top club competition and was followed by the last-gasp defeat to Barcelona this season after Chelsea were controversially denied penalties by referee Tom Henning Ovrebo.
Carlo Ancelotti's appointment has encouraged Terry, as has the fact Roman Abramovich appears to be targeting the world's top players - so the only thing left is to become European champions.
Terry, when asked what is now needed at Stamford Bridge, said: "To win the Champions League. It's a massive thing for me. With what happened in the Barca game and the final the year before that, it is still hurting.
"We'll work hard to do our best next year. We're being linked with players that can maybe take us to that next level. As a player at Chelsea I'm happy and delighted we're back in for these top players.
"It seems that for a couple of years we haven't been but we're linked with the best players in the world again."