John Terry has said his contribution to Chelsea’s Premier League title win proves Rafael Benitez was wrong about him.
Chelsea secured their first league title in five years as they beat Crystal Palace 1-0 thanks to Eden Hazard’s first-half goal.
Terry, 34, has played every minute of their top-flight campaign, after two seasons ago Chelsea’s interim manager Rafael Benitez said he could not guarantee the centre-back a place in the side.
Speaking on Sunday, Terry told Sky Sports: “One person said I couldn’t play twice in a week. He knows who he is. I have proved him wrong as I’m still fighting, still in the side and feeling great.”
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has now led Chelsea to three Premier League crowns in his two spells at the club but stopped short of declaring the latest as being the most important.
“I came back to work and to work the best I can and give everything I can give. To be champions is a consequence of that work and dedication,” Mourinho said.
“Obviously when I came back I knew I was coming back to the most difficult league to win in football.
“Every title is consequence of hard work, every title is a reason to be happy and I am proud but I can’t evaluate and say which one was more important.”