John TERRY declared Chelsea’s historic Champions League comeback against Napoli proved English football is “still going strong”.
The Blues completed a stunning performance to reach the quarter-finals of the game’s elite club competition, becoming only the fourth club to overturn a first-leg deficit of two goals or more by winning 4-1 after extra time to seal a 5-4 aggregate win.
Terry, Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard all scored – the men sacked manager Andre Villas-Boas seemed so determined to discard.
Although Gokhan Inler netted for Napoli at 2-0, Branislav Ivanovic scored the decisive goal, a penalty on the stroke of half-time of extra time. “It was really impressive watching the lads fight to the end,” said Terry.
“We showed what Chelsea are really made of.”