Chelsea FC captain john Terry believes the solution to the Blues’ current run of poor results and low position in the Premier League table lies in the Nigerian international John Obi Mikel and his team-mates staying together.
Terry returned to the club‘s starting line-up against Southampton on Saturday afternoon after being left out of four of his side’s last five matches but ended up on the losing side with a 3-1 home defeat.
With so many trophy-winning seasons to his name and a wealth of experience, the Chelsea skipper who knows what it takes however admits the mood in the dressing room was very low and very flat after the final whistle.
“We are not in the familiar position we are normally in. We find ourselves in it and it is down to the group of players and the manager to get ourselves out of it and we must do that very soon.
“Generally I think we are looking low on confidence but we have a big group of players in that dressing room and we need to stand up, which we will do. There is no difference from last season.
“We need to be hungry like we were. Like many teams find, it is difficult to come back after winning the Premier League, we have seen it with Man City. We are suffering a bit of late but we have big characters in the dressing room and we will remain together along with the manager and get ourselves out of this.” Terry told the Chelsea website.
Continuing his thoughts on team confidence, the captain said when the dropping of points persists, players can begin to wonder where the next win is coming from, but the former England skipper believes one win can help the team build on more victories, insisting that the tie against Aston Villa after the international break is a must win fixture.