Chelsea captain John Terry has stated that he is willing to give all for manager Jose Mourinho, who resurrected his career at the club.
Terry endured a frustrating spell under interim-manager Rafael Benitez last season - often finding himself on the periphery of the first team and started only 11 Premier League matches.
But the good-news is that since the Portuguese manager returned in the summer, Terry has started every league game - taking his rightful place as Blues' captain.
And now, Terry is eager to give everything for Jose Mourinho who had shown faith in him despite his failure to impress last season.
"The manager was straight with me from day one," Terry explained to the club's official magazine.
"When Jose came in, after the first week he said: 'For me, nothing has changed. You're still top, you can still work and play at the top.'
"He showed faith in me and to get that arm around you is something everyone needs, even if you are one of the more experienced players in the team.
"At the time the manager spoke about it, I think I needed it and, when I got that from him, it not only made me feel 10 feet tall but it made me want to work even harder for the man in charge.
"It makes you go to that extra level and I would give everything for the manager."
Terry has also said that Chelsea are yet to hit top form and is confident of continuing to challenge for the Premier League title.
He added: "It is important that we kick on now because everybody feels we have another gear to go to.
"I feel as though we have played well in spells but we have certainly got another level that we can go to and, if we do that, hopefully we can start to pull away from teams."
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