Posted on: Mon 28 Jan 2013

John Terry started his first game in over two months at Griffin Park on Sunday, but was left frustrated after Chelsea needed a late Fernando Torres equaliser to earn us a replay at Stamford Bridge.

The returning captain played 90 minutes against League One Brentford in the FA Cup fourth round, but with the result a draw, he is naturally wishing for all-round improvement.

'It was always going to be hard. The pitch was a bit worse than we thought, but no excuses,' Terry told Chelsea TV. 'We're really disappointed, and even though it's great to be back personally, on a team performance we should be winning the game and now we make it difficult for ourselves with a replay again.

'We have another game we could do without but we should beat them at the Bridge. I was disappointed because we didn't fight and they wanted it more than us.'

Looking at recent performances, the skipper is keen to see better when we take on Reading on Wednesday night.

'It's disappointing going to Swansea and not scoring over two legs, then being lacklustre [at Brentford],' he said.

'We came [to Brentford] and didn't create too much. Fair play to them, they played well but we need to liven up a bit and realise the importance to the fans and the club. Champions League football is a must next season. It's difficult but we have a squad and it's down to the players who come in to rotate and play well.'