Chelsea skipper Terry insists players not to blame for AVB demise

Chelsea skipper John Terry insists the senior players didn't get Andre Villas-Boas sacked. Terry says the players always put the club first.

Chelsea skipper John Terry insists the senior players didn't get Andre Villas-Boas sacked.

Terry says the players always put the club first.

"In all clubs, when players don't play, there's always misunderstandings and people upset about not being played," the former England captain said.

"I think because it's Chelsea, people have got this thing about the senior players, (that they) have got a massive influence and I can assure you that's not the case and it hasn't been since I've been at the football club.

"All the players care about Chelsea Football Club, the owner certainly does. Andre was very good - unfortunately we didn't get the results.

"Collectively, not only him, although unfortunately it falls on his head, I think the players and the manager will make mistakes together.

"We all wish him well, he's got a very good future. He's very young as well. This can be a learning experience for him and myself. I got on very well with him."

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