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Centre-back calls on his team-mates to step up to the plate after late penalty appeal is denied in quarter-final first leg loss to Premier League leaders

Chelsea captain John Terry insists that Wednesday's Champions League defeat to Manchester United is the final piece of evidence to prove that the world does not want them to win the coveted competition.

The west London club were denied a penalty in the game's dying minutes as Sir Alex Ferguson's side went on to win the first-leg of their quarter-final 1-0 at Stamford Bridge, adding to the growing number of controversial losses in the competition.

Defeats to Barcelona and Liverpool in past seasons have previously left a bitter taste, with Patrice Evra's late tackle on Ramires causing further woe for the Blues in Europe, and captain Terry believes that the decisions that have gone against the side are clear for all to see.

"I was saying to the lads afterwards that it's us versus everyone," he 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."

The newly reinstated England captain also offered his full backing to under-fire manager Carlo Ancelotti – a view shared by the rest of the Chelsea squad.

He continued: "There's been no talk about changing him as far as I'm aware. The players are 100 per cent behind him."

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