Chelsea captain John Terry is confident that there will be no signs of complacency around the European champions next season with the relentless watch of owner Roman Abramovich at the helm of affairs.
In their first full season with new manager Roberto Di Matteo in charge, the Blues are quickly becoming the team to beat across the continent as their UEFA Champions League and FA Cup success last season was followed by significant additions to the squad.
The void left by the departure of legendary striker Didier Drogba is yet to be filled but the Stamford Bridge outfit has spent nearly £65 million to sign the young trio of Eden Hazard, Oscar, and Marko Marin.
Terry is pleased to see Abramovich aggressively strengthening the team for next season as they prepare to defend their European crown against some of the world’s very best opponents.
“You have to [spend]. There is so much money out there. Even after winning the Champions League, it is so important that we keep competing. And thankfully we have got an owner who is very much prepared to do that,” Terry was quoted.
The 31-year old added: “He’s down at the training ground, he’s around the hotel, he wants to know what’s going on, what kind of training we are doing. It is really refreshing to see and I think it’s good for the new players to see that.”
JT and his teammates have had a mixed showing during their overseas tour of the United States thus far, winning 4-2 against the Seattle Sounders but drawing 1-1 with Paris St. Germain and losing 3-2 to the MLS All-Stars.
While the skipper scored in the latter match, he will be looking for more out of his team when they square off against AC Milan in Miami tomorrow.