John Terry claims he has proved his critics wrong after leading Chelsea to the Premier League title.
The defender's elation at the full-time whistle at Stamford Bridge was in stark contract to two seasons ago when he could not get into the Blues side when interim manager Rafael Benitez was in charge.
And the former England defender did not waste the opportunity to remind his critics that he has proved them wrong by leading the Blues to two trophies this season.
''One person said I couldn't play twice in a week. He knows who he is. I have proved him wrong as I'm still fighting, still in the side and feeling great,'' Terry said.
Jose Mourinho's side went into the match against Crystal Palace needing victory to claim the title with three games to spare and Eden Hazard headed in the rebound after missing a first-half penalty to seal their first league title in five years.
"Unbelievable, we've worked so hard this year," the Blues skipper told Sky Sports 1.
"To get over the line today was a tough match, we were a little bit nervous but we got over the line and are champions."
Terry has played every minute of every Premier League game this season and ranked this league title triumph as being every bit as special as the three others he has won during his time at Stamford Bridge.
"The first time is very special obviously, (but) when you go four or five years without winning it and you see teams (winning the league) and you've grafted all year and you get nothing it really hurts - we're going to enjoy today."