Terry: I was born to win trophies and I want the Champions League

Chelsea legend John Terry has opened up on 2012's Champions League final triumph over Bayern Munich.

John Terry is not a name normally associated with failure.

Even when he failed to play in the 2012 Champions League final against Bayern Munich, he still saw his team succeed, as well as playing a big part in the celebrations.

The former England captain was the butt of a few relatively harmless jokes after after the penalty shoot-out win over the German giants, changing into his strip for to collect the trophy and pose for pictures.

And Terry admitted that the hurt at missing out featuring against Bayern is a big motivation he has to win the tournament again.

“Of course it drives me on," Terry said. "Especially Munich - the biggest night ever for the club and I didn’t play in it.

“I know people like to have their digs and their pops over that. Because it’s me, people say ‘he’s not won it’.

“But I’ve played in one final (2008) and in 2012 I still felt a massive part of it all and the players made me feel a big part.

“I know I played a huge part along the way - in the dressing room and on the field. So I count myself to have won it.

“But now the most important thing is to go and strive to win it again."

There is no denying the positive effect Terry has on his Chelsea teammates, and the 33-year-old enjoyed an excellent season last year as Jose Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge.

The ex-Real Madrid and Inter Milan boss will undoubtedly be looking to bring the Champions league trophy back to West London during his second spell with the club and Terry, as Mourinho's leader on-the-pitch, is sure to be a vital cog if the Blues are to be successful in Europe's premier club competition.

It's looking good for Chelsea, who are top of Group G with 4 points.

“I just want to win and fight to the end," he added. "That’s the mentality of where we are as a club.

“When we first came in the Champions League, winning it wasn’t the expectation, but now with the money that has been invested, the players we have and the experience we have in the competition, that’s always the target.

“I just want to win trophies, that’s what I’m hungry to do, that’s what I was born to do. It’s been in me since I was a kid.”

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