Chelseafc.com understands that despite the disappointment, the captain responded with grace, going into the Barcelona dressing room and shaking hands with each member of playing and coaching staff. It was an act of sportsmanship for which Barça applauded him out of the room, as Guardiola explained:
'I want to thank John Terry for coming into the dressing room and congratulating us,' said the Spaniard. 'He's a true gentleman.'
Terry, 28, was in superb form over both legs of the semi-final, making a number of vital interceptions, tackles and blocks over both games, as well as heading just wide early on at Stamford Bridge last night.