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Terry admits defining period
07 Oct 2009 - 09:40:31
England and Chelsea skipper John Terry has admitted the next eight months will define his career.
Terry has set his sights on leading the Stamford Bridge club to domestic success in the Champions League before next summer's World Cup in South Africa with the Three Lions.
"This is my biggest season ahead of me and it's important to stay fit and keep playing well for Chelsea," said the 28-year-old defender
"And when the England games come up, I need to show how important I am to the team and to the manager, and keep the lads moving in the right direction.
"Everybody knows the determination within myself to go on and win the Champions League with Chelsea, there is no bigger challenge than that.
"And with the England situation, I was captain of that side that didn't qualify (for Euro 2008) and I took that very personally, and took a lot on my shoulders.
"I want to make sure that in my career I win the Champions League and go to the World Cup confident we can do well.
"It would 100 per cent always annoy me if I retired without a Champions League winners' medal with Chelsea or some real success with England.
"To end my career without either of those things is unthinkable."