Blues ace on importance of winning against Spurs.
Chelsea captain John Terry has spoken of his desire to win the League Cup again after recalling the club’s victory in the competition back in the 2004/05 season, CaughtOffside reports.
The former England defender played in that extra-time win over Liverpool, which he feels helped provide the springboard needed for the Blues to go on and win the Premier League.
“A lot of people write this competition off, but for me it is huge,” Terry explained.
“We look back on that 2004-05 season, and it had a huge impact on our confidence and momentum. It was the first one for the team, which made a big impact through all the squad. It set us on our way. It gave us a taste of what we wanted, and we all wanted more.
“I think it brought the squad closer together. Like everyone, I felt something different when Mourinho came in. It was a different mentality, everything was about winning.
“He made that clear from day one. That rippled through the whole squad, through the Academy, through the whole club really. And he has brought that back again this time.
“The manager made it clear from the outset of the competition, when we were away to the smaller clubs, that we were in it to win it. You can see that by the teams we have put out all the way through.
“Now we are here, the next step is to go and win it.”