Terry hails Chelsea desire and brushes off controversy

Date published: Saturday 16th January 2016 6:05

John Terry: Earned Chelsea a draw against Everton

John Terry hailed the desire shown by Chelsea’s players in their 3-3 draw with Everton and doesn’t care whether his equaliser was offside or not.

Terry’s own goal handed Everton a 1-0 lead at Stamford Bridge in the 50th minute on Saturday, with Kevin Mirallas making it 2-0 six minutes later.

Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas scored to draw Chelsea level, but Ramiro Funes Mori thought he had won it for Everton with a 90th minute goal.

However, Terry struck with the last kick of the game to keep Guus Hiddink’s unbeaten record back in charge intact – though replays showed he was offside.

When asked whether he knew he was offside, Terry told Sky Sports: “I’m not sure to be honest – I’m out of breath. I’m not sure and I don’t really care. It’s my first one this season.

“It’s an important one because we are still undefeated since the manager [Hiddink] came. [It’s important] to keep that momentum.

“Ideally, we needed three points and we are not happy where we are in the league. We need to start winning games. Every game is tough and every opposition seems to be stepping up their game.”

Chelsea are 14th after the draw, still only six points clear of the bottom three, but Terry believes their situation will soon improve if they show the same spirit as they did against the Toffees.

“That’s all we can do at the minute is give everything,” Terry said. “I think the fans appreciate that, even at 2-0 down. Everyone was on their feet, singing and applauding the players. It was different class from them.

“[There was] unbelievable desire from the players as well to get out of this position We will do for sure if we continue that fighting desire.”

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