Grant Reveals How He Consoled Terry after Losing to Manchester United in the 2008 Champions League Final


Chelsea fell to Manchester United in the 2008 Champions League final they when missed a cent-back goal in the shoot-out. Now, former Chelsea boss Avram Grant admitted he was asking captain John Terry to be sure of himself following this devastating loss.

He told The Sun: “We were really unlucky, we deserved to win, but not just because of ‘deserve’. If Lampard scored when he hit the bar in extra time, it would have been one of the most spectacular goals in a final – but this is history, huh?

“As I hugged John, I said, ‘I’m never going to think about our first conversation and how you’ve helped the team pull out of a tough situation.’”

He also commented on his personal style of coaching, “Jose likes to be the center of all, the star, in a good way. I’m the director of a movie — the stars are the players.”


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