Terry, now the most successful skipper in the competition’s history, goalscorer Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole were written off as ‘Chelsea pensioners’ earlier in the season when the team struggled under Andre Villas-Boas.
But he hit back on Saturday: "You look at big players like Didier and Lamps — when it’s the big occasion, they always step up to the mark. It is incredible.
"The momentum we get from this will help us in the Champions League final. When the team have their backs to the wall, that is when we are dangerous.
"People can question us all they like but the hunger in the squad is incredible. The spirit has been excellent throughout."