John Terry: Chelsea just want to be loved
John Terry admits that he and his Chelsea team-mates want to be "loved" by the outside world
John Terry has admitted that Chelsea want to be “loved” by the footballing world as the Blues skipper bids to help turn their season around.
The west London club have endured a disastrous start to the new season under manager Jose Mourinho and slumped to their sixth Premier League defeat of the new campaign when they were beaten 3-1 by Liverpool on Saturday.
The pressure has been mounting on Mourinho in recent weeks, with his team struggling in 15th place in the Premier League table – 14 points behind leaders Manchester City after just 11 games.
Chelsea have the chance to return to winning ways when they host Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
And Terry admits that he and his team-mates want to be “loved” by the outside world as they gear up for their European clash at Stamford Bridge.
Terry told a news conference at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground on Tuesday: “You listen and observe things that happen on the outside, for sure.
“That’s where I want to be – we don’t want to be fighting the world.
“You want to be loved, as an individual and as a club for what we’ve achieved in the game. We want grown-up, mens’ conversations with the referees. You can have those conversations.
“You want to be honest and open, deal with the bad and the good, and move forward. We want to be up there fighting for Premier Leagues, fighting for Champions League, and to be loved around the world. Not just in England.”