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05 Jun 2009 15:32:06

Terry puts WC thoughts on hold

John Terry insists he is not getting carried away with thoughts of the World Cup, instead he first wants to conquer Europe with Chelsea. The Blues captain still has nightmares of his 2007 UEFA Champions League final penalty shoot-out miss in Moscow which would have handed the trophy to Chelsea, with his effort instead hitting the woodwork and giving Manchester United the honours. The 28-year-old insists any thoughts of the World Cup in South Africa will be on the backburner until next season's Champions League draws to a close, hopefully with him lifting the famous trophy at the Bernabeu. Carlo Ancelotti has been drafted in as manager to help Chelsea finally get their hands on Europe's most prestigious silverware and Terry is optimistic over the future. "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," he said. Working hard"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 that 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." But for now Terry is focused on helping England gain maximum points in their upcoming games against Kazakhstan and Andorra. Six points from the two games would all but secure the Three Lions safe passage through to South Africa next year but Terry, who missed the 5-1 win over Kazakhstan at Wembley, has warned that Saturday's game will be tough. "We like to get it down and play, quick and fast," he added. Tough conditions "The pitch is very bobbly, there were a few ricochets in training, but we'll deal with it as they have to as well. We'll have to adapt. "I was there watching the game and I was really surprised as they were really sharp and well organised. "They caused us a few problems. We have to be right on our game and prepared for the unexpected. "They are going to be full of tempo and try to get in our faces. A lot of things are in their favour but we're hoping the lads will be really sharp."


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