LONDON,January 19 – Chelsea captain John Terry says the fact the club are chasing trophies on four fronts won’t mean anything unless they actually win something.
Terry’s team travel to Liverpool for the first-leg of their League Cup semi-final on Tuesday in bouyant mood after a 5-0 thrashing of Swansea left them five points clear in the Premier League at the weekend.
Chelsea then face third-tier Bradford in the fourth-round of the FA Cup on Saturday, and have a mouth-watering last-16 clash with Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League to look forward to as well.
“We’ve got top, top players but, as I’ve said before, until we go and win things, it’s not there yet,” central defender Terry said Monday.
“That will be the test,” added the Chelsea great. “We’ve shown during the first half of the season that we’re capable of pushing the top sides and that’s what we aim to do.
“There is a motivation in the dressing room to win the league and push on in the Capital One (League) Cup, Champions League and FA Cup. At this stage, to still be involved in all competitions is where you want to be, and it’s down to big players to step up.”
Last weekend’s match at the Liberty Stadium was former England captain Terry’s 649th appearance for Chelsea and took him into third place on the Blues’ all-time list.
Now the former England captain is hoping for a repeat performance at Anfield, although he expects Liverpool to prove stern opponents despite the Reds being 17 points behind Chelsea in the Premier League.
“In the first half at Swansea, the football and the goals were some of the best I’ve seen. Myself and Gaz (Gary Cahill) felt like we weren’t doing much apart from applauding what we were seeing in front of us, it was a delight to watch and I really hope we continue that,” the 34-year-old Terry said.
“It (Anfield) is going to be a tough place to go. I think Daniel Sturridge might be back, (Raheem) Sterling is back as well and they proved when we went up there in the league that it’s always a tough game.
“You kind of forget form and where they are, it goes out of the window, it’s Chelsea v Liverpool. It’s going to be tough and over the two legs I just hope we’re strong enough.”