John Terry has suggested that Chelsea’s defeat to Manchester United on Wednesday proves the world is against them winning the Champions League.
The Blues feel they have been victimised in recent years in Europe, with controversial decision going against them in defeats to Liverpool and Barcelona.
Terry and his team-mates believe they were denied a clear penalty in the closing stages of Wednesday’s quarter-final first leg at Stamford Bridge.
Ramires went down under Patrice Evra’s clumsy challenge only for Spanish referee Alberto Undiano Mallenco to wave play on.
“I was saying to the lads afterwards that it’s us versus everyone,” Terry said. “I think that’s clear to see over the last few years.
“Only we can change that on the football field and expect nothing from anyone.
“Nothing gets given to you on a plate and it certainly won’t be in this competition.”
And Terry has insisted Chelsea’s players are behind manager Carlo Ancelotti and under-performing striker Fernando Torres as they look to salvage something from what has been a disappointing season.
“There’s been no talk about changing him as far as I’m aware,” he said when quizzed about Ancelotti. “The players are 100 per cent behind him.”
The same applies to Torres, who has yet to score since his record-breaking £50million move from Liverpool.
Terry said: “It’s just a case of getting that first goal, getting that off your shoulders, and then you can move on.
“I was saying to the lads afterwards that it’s us versus everyone. I think that’s clear to see over the last few years.”
“It must be hard as well, people carrying on talking about it. It must be a big weight to carry as well with the fee that he came for.
“But he knows he’s good enough to play, the players certainly know he’s good enough, and he’s got our full support.
“Obviously, there’s big competition up front and, with guys like Didier (Drogba) and Nico (Anelka), big rivalry.
“But, at the same time, they get on brilliantly on and off the field. And I think everyone wants to help him, help him settle in and get that first goal.”