London: John Terry hopes Chelsea’s win over Norwich can kick-start their season. The holders claimed just a fourth win from 13 games of the English Premier League campaign as Diego Costa’s goal secured a 1-0 success at Stamford Bridge for the Blues to climb above their opponents to 15th in the table.
Jose Mourinho’s position as manager had been under scrutiny after three straight league losses for the first time in Roman Abramovich’s 12-year ownership. The Portuguese was subject of a first vote of confidence in that period last month.
Kick-start to season
Terry now reckons there is an opportunity for Chelsea to build upon the win, firstly at Maccabi Tel Aviv tomorrow, before games with Tottenham, Bournemouth, Porto, Leicester, Sunderland, Watford and Manchester United before the end of 2015.
“We’re delighted to win,” Terry told Chelsea TV. “Relieved as well. Picking up three points has been a really good feeling. Good performance to top it off as well.
“Hopefully we can put ourselves on a good run of games now and climb up this table. We can build on this now and hopefully get another win on Tuesday.”
Chelsea have endured a miserable start to the season domestically, but can qualify for the Champions League knockout stages with victory in Israel, if Porto beat Dynamo Kiev.
“We have three points on the board now in the Premier League and switch focus to the Champions League again,” Terry added.
“With that in mind and the importance of qualifying it's all there for everyone to see and to go and do.”