English Premiership

Terry urges Chelsea to spend big to improve squad

2017-05-29 11:55
John Terry (Getty Images)

Chelsea - Outgoing Chelsea captain John Terry has stressed the importance of improving the playing staff during the transfer window.

The Blues strolled to the Premier League title this season, but their return to the Champions League ahead and the domestic competition already improving their squads, Terry is eager to see big arrivals at Stamford Bridge.

"I think we can push on but, listen, clearly we have to keep improving year after year," he said.

"You can’t stand still in the transfer market. And that’s not ... just to us, that’s just everyone, everyone needs to keep raising the bar.

"Manchester City have already made one big signing in Bernardo Silva, so we need to act fast. I am sure the club will do the same and the manager has stressed that himself.

"Not playing Champions League football this year has been big for us but it can be an attraction when it comes to signing bigger and better players.

"This current squad is good enough to go and compete and I think we’ve shown that this year. But naturally there are going to be more games next year so the squad needs improving, and a bit more strength in depth."

Terry is the last of the old guard from Jose Mourinho's first spell at the club, but he believes that the current crop of players have the winning personality of former Blues stars like Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard.

"Seeing from a different perspective, from my point of view, it’s been good to see certain people stand up to the plate – at half-time against Arsenal, and in other big games when we’ve been losing – and really show they can step into the shoes that I, Frank , Didier , Ashley [Cole] and Petr [Cech] have left. I am really confident in this group of players that they will kick on."

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