Terry hopes Nor­wich suc­cess will spark win­ning streak

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LON­DON: Chelsea cap­tain John Terry ex­pressed his re­lief af­ter the West Lon­don­ers chalked up only their fourth league win of the Premier League cam­paign on Satur­day at Stam­ford Bridge. Diego Costa’s sec­ond half strike was enough to de­feat Nor­wich 1-0 as the de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons fi­nally had some­thing to cel­e­brate af­ter an ap­palling start to the sea­son.

Terry, who had a strong game at the heart of the Chelsea back-four, says the win was a wel­come boost to the squad who still lie a dis­tant 14 points be­hind sur­prise lead­ers Le­ices­ter down in 15th po­si­tion.

“We’re de­lighted to win,” Terry told Chelsea TV ahead of the Cham­pi­ons League trip to Mac­cabi Tel Aviv tomorrow. “Re­lieved as well. Pick­ing up three points has been a really good feel­ing.

Good per­for­mance to top it off as well. “Hope­fully we can put our­selves on a good run of games now and climb up this ta­ble. The vic­tory was also a much needed boost for un­der-fire man­ager Jose Mour­inho who had over­seen three straight league de­feats for the first time since owner Ro­man Abramovich took over the club 12 years ago.

A vic­tory in Is­rael com­bined with a Porto suc­cess over Dy­namo Kiev the same evening will see the 2012 Euro­pean cham­pi­ons qual­ify for next year’s knock­out phase. “We can build on this now and hope­fully get an­other win tomorrow,” con­tin­ued the 34-yearold.” “We have three points on the board now in the Premier League and switch fo­cus to the Cham­pi­ons League again,” Terry added. “With that in mind and the im­por­tance of qual­i­fy­ing it’s all there for ev­ery­one to see and to go and do.”

“Any­one who has been to the games and watched the last five, six games has seen the per­for­mances have been there,” Terry added. “(Against Nor­wich was) very much the same. Cre­at­ing chances, shots on goal, crosses into the box. It could’ve been four or five. It wasn’t. “We’ll cer­tainly take the 1-0 and we have some­thing to build upon now.” said Terry af­ter the team’s third clean sheet of the sea­son. — AFP

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