Chelsea boss Ancelotti scoffs at Moscow mental factor for Terry

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has dismissed concerns over John Terry's mental state upon his return to Moscow.

Captain Terry slipped as he took a crucial shoot-out penalty against Manchester United in the Champions League final in 2008. Had he scored, Chelsea would have won the trophy they crave, but following his miss the Blues went on to lose.

However Chelsea boss Ancelotti does not believe the former England skipper will be affected by his return to the stadium on Tuesday for their clash with Spartak Moscow.

"John has great experience so I think what happened two years ago has no effect on him, he has experience," said Ancelotti.

"Everyone knows in football you can sometimes lose games. I lost a final in 2005 but you have to look forward. If you look forward with enthusiasm and character you can have revenge.

"Chelsea lost the final in 2008 but I don't think they will have a psychological problem with that tomorrow, it is a different story now."

 
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