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06 May 2012 13:17:12

Terry and Lampard make final plans

John Terry revealed he and Frank Lampard plan to lift the Champions League together after sharing the honour of raising the FA Cup at Wembley yet again.

Terry and Lampard each held one handle of the cup as it was hoisted aloft after the Blues' historic 2-1 victory over Liverpool on Saturday, their fourth triumph in the last six finals. The win also saw Terry become the first man to captain the same club to FA Cup glory four times.

Terry is suspended for the Champions League final against Bayern Munich on May 19 but he will be allowed to lift the European Cup should the Blues win. Asked if Saturday's cup-lifting routine would be repeated in a fortnight, Terry said: "Let's hope so."

He added: "We did it when we did the double (in 2010). I said to Frank: ''Moments like that go down in history', and it's important myself and Frank were there when we did the double."

Terry hailed Saturday's result as the "perfect" boost ahead of Chelsea's showdown with Bayern and the ideal response to the critics who wrote them off before caretaker manager Roberto Di Matteo's remarkable rescue act began two months ago.

Terry said: "People wrote us off midway through the season as well, questioning the togetherness and questioning people's form within the squad.

"Especially when the backs have been against the wall, it's been really good."

No club has dominated the FA Cup in the modern era like Chelsea, with only Blackburn and Wanderers' records in the competition's infancy bearing comparison.

Terry said: "In the modern era, it's virtually untouchable, really. The hunger in that dressing room as well to have that feeling, the memories and photos and videos from after the game, is what spurs us on year after year.

"People can question all they like but the hunger in this squad is incredible and that's what keeps us going."


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