After Roman Pavlyuchenko had put Spurs ahead at White Hart Lane, Didier Drogba levelled for the reigning champions when Heurelho Gomes failed to hold his drive.
The Ivorian then had a chance to win it for Chelsea in stoppage time, but, after taking spot-kick duties ahead of Frank Lampard, hit a penalty straight at Gomes.
But Terry, back in the side after injury, feels that the out-of-form Blues proved that they will soon be back firing on all cylinders. "I thought we deserved to win the game, especially in the second half, we dominated," he told Sky Sports 1.
"That's more like the Chelsea we know. The hunger, the spirit, the determination; we pressed a lot better. The fans appreciate you can lose and draw, but when they don't see the passion, that's what hurts."