Terry out to silence critics

Chelsea skipper wants to give answer to critics

John Terry is hoping that winning the UEFA Champions League will help to silence Chelsea's critics.

Chelsea secured their place in the Champions League final for the first time on Wednesday night after a thrilling 4-3 aggregate victory over Liverpool.

The Blues will now meet Premier League title rivals Manchester United in the European showpiece in Moscow on 21st May.

Terry has already lifted the League trophy on two occasions and has also enjoyed several domestic cup triumphs during his time as Chelsea skipper.

But the centre-half is now 'desperate' to add the Champions League to his haul of trophies in the hope it will keep the team's critics off their backs.

At the beginning

"We won the Premier League two years running and we've won other trophies and it takes a great side to do that," said Terry.

"But a Champions League trophy would answer a few critics and it is something I am desperate to win.

"Until recently we were not a club to challenge for everything. We'd win the occasional trophy like the FA Cup in 1997 and 2000, but we were never a problem for the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal, who have done well over the years.

"But they've all had to start somewhere and now we're at the beginning of that stage."