The Brazilian gushed: "When I was in Portugal and we played against England, I was afraid when Terry came up into our area at corner kicks. I said to my players, 'look, this player is decisive. We need to look at him because, if he touches the ball, it's dangerous for us'.
"Now I'm here and I tell Terry to go up there. Just as I expected when he was against us, now I want him to do that for us. He got to the ball and it was a big moment for us.
"I think we need three more points. We have three more games and need three more points. But it was important to win today. When we play against Roma in Rome, I think they'll play a different style than they did today and we will have more chances."
Scolari also confirmed that Terry had fully recovered from the back problem that kept him out of England's two recent World Cup qualifiers.
"This week he's been training normally with the other players," said Scolari. "He's continued his treatment with the medical staff, with the doctors, because we need them to look at him and help him before training every day. But now he is in a normal situation. He is not suffering any pain."