Chelsea winning the Capital One Cup could start a new era under Mourinho: John Terry
Chelsea defender John Terry feels that a win against Tottenham in the League Cup final could restart another title winning streak under Jose Mourinho. 10 years ago, Jose Mourinho’s first silverware came in the same competition after which the Portuguese manager won a second League Cup, a FA cup, and two Premier League titles in the span of four years.
"The 2005 win was the first one for the team which made a big impact through all the squad, it set us on our way," Terry said.
"It gave us a taste of what we wanted and we wanted it more, I think it brought the squad closer together.
"With that in mind this could be the first one for all of us - the manager is right, we have got to out and win trophies to put us right up there.
Chelsea players have a different mentality under Mourinho: Terry
Terry also spoke about how Mourinho instilled a new mentality when he arrived at Stamford Bridge.
"Like everyone I felt something different when the manager came in,” he said.
"It was a different mentality, everything was about winning. He made that clear from day one.
"That rippled through the whole squad, through the academy, through the whole club really, and he has continued that, he has brought that back again this time.
"A lot of people write this competition off but for me it is huge and we look back on that 2004/05 season, it had a huge impact on our confidence and momentum."
The only people in the club from Mourinho’s squad from that season are Didier Drogba, Petr Cech, and John Terry. And the Blues captain feels that a win this Sunday could have the same effect it did 10 years ago.
Chelsea who have not won a trophy since the 2012/13 season. But they have a chance to win three trophies starting with the League Cup. They are also top of the table in the Premier League and still with a chance to qualify for the quarter-final of the Champions League.