Chelsea 2 PSG 0: We kept fighting and believing, says John Terry
Chelsea 2 PSG 0: John Terry praises the Blues for their fighting spirit after reaching the last four
John Terry praised Chelsea for their fighting spirit after the Blues reached the Champions League semi-finals thanks to Demba Ba’s last-gasp winner against Paris Saint-Germain.
Needing to overturn a 3-1 first-leg deficit, Andre Schurrle, who replaced Eden Hazard in the 16th minute, broke the deadlock 13 minutes before half-time.
Everyone doubted us tonight but we showed great character and fight to come back. It all paid off
Chelsea could have netted a second early after the interval but Schurrle and Oscar had efforts smack the crossbar before Edinson Cavani wasted PSG’s best chance to beat Petr Cech.
Mourinho threw caution to the wind in the latter stages of the second leg as he brought on Ba and Fernando Torres, and the Senegal striker finished from close range in the 87th minute to book his side’s place in the last-four draw.
“We gave ourselves a chance by not conceding. We had to hit the big man and he scored,” Terry told ITV Sport.
“This competition means a lot to us. The experiences we have had keeps you fighting and believing. Winning it was the best feeling ever. These big performances are what we live for.
“Everyone doubted us tonight but we showed great character and fight to come back. It all paid off.”
Ba said that he was happy to seize his chance to impress after spending most of the season out of favour at Chelsea.
“It all happened so quick,” said Ba. “I saw the ball and it was in the goal. I just do what I have to do when I get chances. I didn’t have chances this season but tonight I took it.”