​Chelsea captain John Terry confesses he still recalls with great anguish, his 2008 Champions League final miss, admitting his failure to convert in the penalty shootout against Manchester United at Moscow still gives him nightmares. reported the ​Daily Mail.

 

The 34-year old is widely considered the man behind Chelsea's failure to lift Europe's most prestigious prize back in 2008, having made a costly error of judgement in his run up to the all important penalty.

With the match ending 1-1 after extra-time, bitter Premier League rivals Chelsea and Manchester United were locked in a compelling penalty shootout with the Chelsea captain entrusted to convert the London based sides fifth penalty. 

 

He failed, the rest going down in the history books of both clubs, with Manchester United victorious in the tournaments first ever English final.


 

"I’ll definitely never be over it," Terry said. "I still wake up in the night now and it’s like “s***”, it’s there and then you go back to sleep.

 

"It’s eased over the years for sure. But I still have a few times a year when I wake up and, bang, it’s on my mind. It’ll never go. It’s one of those things, it’s disappointing, and I was gutted at the time."

 

Despite the disappointment of both the fans and players, Terry admitted it was nothing compared to the smug nature of his international team-mates. Who he was forced to link up with the very next week. 

 

"The worst thing was, we had England the following week, we played USA at Wembley and I had to go and sit at a table with all the Man United players."

 

Terry's Champions League story does end on a high note, however, with the former England international finally getting his hands on the trophy four years later. Defeating Bayern Munich in a memorable final.

John Terry 2012 Champions League Final