Chelsea captain John Terry has admitted that defeat to French champions Paris Saint-Germain earlier this month made him realise that he's not ready to call it quits on his career just yet.
As reported by The Sun, the Blues skipper, who has enjoyed a tremendous campaign under Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge, has revealed that he failed to sleep after the club went out of Europe's elite competition on away goals.
He wants more
However, despite suffering elimination heartbreak, Terry has admitted that his mindset proved he still cares as he goes in search of even more success at the club.
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The former England international has been the heartbeat of the club's back-line for well over a decade now, and certainly doesn't appear to be slowing down.
Despite being 34-years-old, the centre-back is still one of the standout defenders in England's elite division, and will no doubt be hoping to win another Premier League title at the end of this campaign.
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He's certainly determined to land more silverware, as he told The Sun: "I didn't sleep a wink all night — but you know it would be horrible if I did.
"If I got home and went to sleep, for me something would be telling me, 'You know what? Time's up'. If you're not caring, something's gone.
Change of mindset
In fact, Terry has recalled that his mindset has changed from when he was a youngster, insisting that he no longer shuts himself away after a defeat.
The Chelsea captain continued by saying: "But I do realise as well that there's a game three or four days later and you have to pick yourself up, you have to go again. You can't dwell on it.
"When I was younger I dwelt too much on a performance and so my next game suffered. We'd lose and I would not go out of the house for three or four days. I'd shut myself away.
"Now I've got a family and kids, and you have to get up and about, take them to school. Games come thick and fast.
"Move on, there are bigger and better things ahead. And for sure at this club trophies are going to be coming."
There's still time
Terry remains a top player and certainly has more than enough about him to play at the highest level for a little while longer yet.
Under the guidance of Jose Mourinho, the Blues ace has rediscovered his best form over the course of the last 12-months, so he will no doubt be hoping to guide the club to more silverware over the coming years.
Of course he can't go on forever, but as long as he stays hungry, and continues to be managed will by Mourinho, then he may well produce the goods for the Blues for some time to come.
Chelsea fans: When do you think Terry will call it a day? Have your say in the comments section below!
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