Letter From John Terry

John Terry has written an open letter to Chelsea fans following the Champions League Final. In case someone has missed it in the 0fficial site, I'm posting the letter here. The captain wrote:

To all the Chelsea fans, all my team-mates, the manager and staff at the club.

I am so sorry for missing the penalty and denying you the fans, my team-mates, family and friends the chance to become European champions.

Many people have told me I don't need to say that but I feel I need to, that's just me. I have relived that moment every minute since it happened. I have only slept a few hours and wake up every time hoping it's all been a bad dream.

I have had some amazing support from fans, current and ex-players, family and friends and I need to thank everyone for that. But I am a big man and I take responsibility for us not winning.

I am and ALWAYS will be Chelsea through and through. I will give my all on and off the pitch to win this trophy as a player and one day as a manager. And I am sure we will win it.

That night in Moscow will haunt me forever and I feel I have let everybody down and this hurts me more than anything. I am not ashamed about crying. This is a trophy I have tried so hard year after year to win and it was just an uncontrollable reaction, I wear my heart on my sleeve, everybody knows that.

The road to Rome starts here, we have to try and turn this experience to our advantage. I am very proud of how far we have come this season with everything that has gone on.

Thank you for all your support for the team this season.'

And we, the fans thank you for what you are - a true legend, Mr.Chelsea. The road to Rome surely starts here for him, a true fighter. And we are with you throughout, all the twists and turns in that road.



25 May 2008 at 14:53

John Terry is such a committed player , I really wonder if this team can get some one as committed as he is

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25 May 2008 at 20:06

No. He is a great player, a great leader, and a great sports person. inspirational. A legend.


29 May 2008 at 21:49

With a goal against USA, surely JT must be feeling better now. And with Stevie G winning Man of the Match, I'm feeling pretty good too! :-)

Btw, what's your take on the rumours about the 6+5 rule? The game 39 rumours too seem to have resurfaced.


31 May 2008 at 19:43

6+5 is a a good idea but it would make EPL less interesting and further widen the gap between the big and small teams. Right ideas, wrong implementation from Blatter again