John Terry has blasted Chelsea’s displays during their alarming slump, branding their results “simply not good enough”.
Injured Blues captain Terry used his programme notes for tonight’s Champions League game against Nordsjaelland to demand more “fight and desire” from his team-mates, who have are on a six-match winless run.
The 31-year-old declared he had never known it so bad, having watched the European champions struggle horribly in his absence.
“Let’s not beat around the bush,” Terry wrote. “No wins in six games is simply not good enough and, since I have been here, I have not experienced a run like this.
“We, as players, have to stand up and take responsibility – stand up and stay together.
“We demand a lot of ourselves and we have to focus on rediscovering the winning habit.”
Terry was particularly upset with Chelsea’s second-half capitulation in Saturday’s Barclays Premier League defeat at West Ham.
“The game on Saturday was hard for me to watch,” he said. “We need to be stronger than that and we know we can’t let that happen again.
“Let’s show some fight and desire for our club and for the shirt. Players will come and go, but what must always remain is the spirit within this club; never give up and fight for every last thing.”