Terry targeting Premier League crown

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John Terry is determined to atone for a trophy-less season when the new campaign begins on Saturday, although admits this term could prove even harder to win the Barclays Premier League.

Chelsea came agonisingly close to retaining the title in May, but were pipped at the last by Manchester United, who secured an historic 19th league crown.

The thought of United's triumph is still hard to bare for Terry, although the England captain has plenty of respect for Sir Alex Ferguson and his charges.

"We all see the quality they [Manchester United) have got, the hunger they have still got and the manager has," Terry told Sky Sports News, as he sat in front of the Barclays Premier League trophy.

"When I see that it really drives me on. They have set the benchmark for everybody over the last 20 years which we are all trying to catch and achieve.


"When I saw them lift this trophy last year it still hurts today. I want to get my hands back on this and lift it."

And, although Terry identified the reigning champions as Chelsea's biggest threat in the pursuit of glory, the 30-year-old also revealed fears about Manchester City and Liverpool.

"The competition is improving year in, year out, the players are getting stronger and the managers want it a lot more," he added.

"I am worried about a lot of teams. Everyone out there has strengthened. Manchester City and Manchester United have signed some very good players, Liverpool seem to have strengthened an awful lot.

"There are not just one or two sides like there has been over the last four or five years, there are six or seven teams which can really push and have a chance of winning this great trophy."

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