Terry out to make amends

07 April 2009 07:42
Chelsea skipper John Terry is determined to make amends for his penalty miss in the Champions League final last season by going all the way this year. Terry admits he is still haunted by the his penalty miss in last term's final to Manchester United in Moscow as his spot-kick cost Chelsea the chance of winning Europe's top prize. Chelsea face Liverpool in the first leg of their quarter-final at Anfield on Wednesday and Terry is eager to move a step closer to the final in Rome. "I am very determined to go the extra step this year and win the trophy," insisted Terry. "That burning (disappointment) I suffered last year will live with me forever. Pain "The one way I can make that pain ease a little bit is to win this trophy. I can do that with the manager we have in charge this season. "I do have bad memories of the last final, but it is not just about me. It's a team game, everybody has felt the pain I have felt. "My personal memories will never go away, but it's about the team and our collective response. We, as a squad, can go on and do great things in the competition." Terry is bracing himself for another hostile Anfield atmosphere as the two sides prepare to locks horns for the fifth successive season in the Champions League. The Blues skipper is expecting a tough contest, but he insists Chelsea will not be intimidated by the Liverpool fans. Record "We had always previously done badly at Anfield in the Champions League, but that hoodoo was broken last year (when they drew 1-1 before winning on aggregate), we got that out of the way because we'd had so many bad moments before against Liverpool," added Terry. "Their fans will play a big part, but we have learnt to deal with that. We did have problems before coming up against them in the final stages of the competition. "It was intimidating the first few times, but now we know what to expect and we know how to go out and do the business in this stadium." Liverpool have done the double over Chelsea in the Premier League, but Terry believes the Londoners are a different proposition under Guus Hiddink. "Earlier in the season we lost here, on the day we didn't play too well. We kept them at bay for 88 minutes and then conceded," noted Terry. "But we are a lot stronger now. We've reformed, regrouped and gone again. That is why we are where we are in the league and we are in as good form as anybody."

Source: SKY_Sports