Grant praise for Chelsea squad players

Chelsea boss Avram Grant insists every player in his squad can be proud of their contribution this season.

Ahead of tomorrow night's Champions League final, Grant reflected: "When we have been beaten this season, you saw the character of the side.

"When you are winning, everybody is a genius and everyone is the king, but when you have bad results you need to see how they will behave.

"We lost two games against Barnsley in the FA Cup and against Tottenham in the Carling Cup final and it was disappointing for us, but the reaction showed the strength of these players and this team.

"We didn't start well and then we began to play very well for a spell. Then some of then players who were playing very well - Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, Ricardo Carvalho, John Terry and Petr Cech - got injured.

"So we needed to use all of the squad and it has been an amazing season because everyone has made some kind of contribution - everyone.

"We have to respect the squad players this season because their attitude was fantastic, and their football too."

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