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What I told John Terry after penalty loss in 2008 UCL final - Avram Grant

Former Chelsea manager, Avram Grant has revealed what he said to John Terry when the former captain of the club lost a penalty in the UEFA Champions League final.

The game against Manchester United in 2008 dragged down to penalty shootouts after a 1-1 draw in regulation time.

John Terry missed his penalty after slipping on the wet surface and blasting the ball wide with goalkeeper Edwin Van Der Sa going the opposite direction.

According to Avram Grant, he walked up to a crying John Terry and consoled him by reminding him of his past effort for the team.

Speaking to The Sun, Grant said: “When I was hugging John I said, ‘I’ll never forget our first chat and how you helped the team get out of a bad situation. You can be proud’.

“We were really unlucky, we deserved to win. But nobody gets trophies because of ‘deserve’.

“If Lampard scored when he hit the bar in extra time, it would have been one of the most beautiful team goals in a final. But this is history, huh?”

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