John Terry has dismissed criticism of Chelsea’s style of play and said the only thing that matters is the victory.
The Blues were condemned for taking a defensive approach in their weekend Premier League game against Liverpool but came away from Anfield with a 2-0 victory.
Terry has told a Press conference prior to Chelsea’s Champions League semi-final against Atletico Madrid that while the match might not be a classic, he doesn’t care as long as his side progress.
“I can’t guarantee it will be an exciting match but I hope the fans can celebrate the victory at the end,” the captain said, according to Marca.
“I know the team will be criticised for the way we play but the important thing for a player is that you win.
“Nothing can replace the feeling of winning.
“Big games like this mean a lot to all the players. We’ve been here before but that doesn’t mean we want to go to the final any less.”
Terry wasn’t expected to play a part in the game after suffering an injury in the first-leg, but explained that the problem turned out to be less serious than first thought.
“When I fell last week I thought it was something serious, something in the ligaments,” the centre-back said.
“After the game I didn’t feel very good but since then I’ve made a recovery. It feels right to play.
“We are a team with great players and we are where we want to be, in big Champions League nights like tomorrow.”
Terry also paid tribute to Thibaut Courtois, the Atletico Madrid goalkeeper on loan from Chelsea.
“Courtois is a star, that’s why we signed him,” Terry said.