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John Terry reveals agony of not winning the Premier League title in five years

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Chelsea captain John Terry has revealed his agony of seeing Premier League rivals lifting the title in recent years, but admits it has made him more motivated than ever to see the Blues finish in top spot this season, reports the Evening Standard.

HUNGER

Terry has won three Premier League titles in his time at the club, and with Jose Mourinho’s team ahead of closest first position competitors Arsenal by seven points (and with an additional game in hand) the defender will be expecting to add a fourth in May this year.

“When you haven’t won the League in five years and you are close to getting over the line, you feel the hunger," he explained.

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“Not winning the League in the last four years has killed me — it burns me inside watching other teams lift it, being close but not actually getting there,” he added.

“Winning trophies is the ultimate for me and that is what I want to keep on doing.”

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PRESSURE

The 34-year-old former England captain also explains the pressures that players at the top level feel in the modern game.

“I think the pressures of today’s game are immense and to get away from that, finish the game and go for dinner with your family is important,” Terry said.

“Years ago, I couldn’t go out and face people. I felt embarrassed at the thought of a Chelsea fan seeing me have a nice dinner after we’d lost and thinking it didn’t send the right message.

“Now I realise it’s important for my family and for me that I don’t shut myself away but I go out and face things. That has helped me.”

The pressure doesn't come much greater than this weekend's clash against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge, where victory will move Chelsea one step closer to the domestic crown whilst also ending any feint hope that Louis van Gaal's side might have had of a late onslaught.

The Red Devils arrive in west London in promising form and will take confidence from last weekend's emphatic victory over reigning champions Manchester City at Old Trafford, while Jose Mourinho will be looking for an improved performance from the one that saw the Blues squeeze past Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.

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