Interview : Paul Terry : 03/01/2005
Paul Terry after he had scored in the 4-2 win over Shrewsbury Town
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Midfielder Paul Terry talked to the press after he had netted one of the goals in Yeovil's 4-2 win over Shrewsbury Town on January 3rd 2005.

Qu: It was another great comeback from Yeovil today.

PT: I think we showed great team spirit today. Although we were 1-0 up we still werent happy with our performance at half time. We knew that they would come out at us in the second half and they did but we showed great character and team spirit with the comeback.

Qu: Having gone 2-1 down, it must have been a bit hairy at that stage?

PT: It was a bit. When their man got sent off it seemed to surge us on again and as soon as he went off, I think that we took control of the game in the last 25 minutes and got the goals that we deserved in the end.

Qu: And of course it was your equaliser that sparked the recovery.

PT: I forgot that they scored and I thought I put us 2-1 up! But it was nice to get on the score sheet and when Adi (Adrian Caceres) got the third and Gally (Kevin Gall) got the fourth, it rounded things off nicely. I try not to head it if I dont have to and even Skivo (Terry Skiverton) was saying he couldnt believe I headed it but sometimes you have to! I didnt have to do a lot as it was a great ball in and I just had to guide it into the corner.

Qu: And you had a chance in the first half to score with your head from Colin Miles ball but you headed that one wide.

PT: It was a great ball from Colin Miles but just at the last minute a Shrewsbury defender stuck his head in the way which took my eye off the ball and I just missed the ball, so I was a bit disappointed with that. But I was pleased to get on the score sheet in the second half.

Qu: The second sending off seemed to change the game completely.

PT: It did in a way. When Colin Miles got sent off, we lost our way for a little bit but luckily for us they had Luke Rodgers sent off and that seemed to spur us on and we went on and got three goals.

Qu: Yeovil seemed to have a little bit of luck of their own for the third goal?

PT: I am not sure that Adi meant to do what he did. I didnt think that it went in at first until I saw him celebrating. But sometimes you need the little bit of luck to win games especially when you are not playing as well as you can.

Qu: You couldnt have hoped for a better Christmas period?

PT: Its been good as we have got maximum points and it was a difficult game on Saturday against Swansea and it was important that we came here and got the win.

Qu: Three points today but a cup game against Rotherham on Saturday.

PT: We can look forward to Rotherham now but its not the end be all and end all as we are concentrating on the League. We can go to Rotherham and enjoy the game on Saturday and see if we get something out of it.

Qu: How did you feel about playing in midfield after so many games at right back?

PT: It was a bit weird at first to go into midfield but it is nice as it is where I prefer to play in there. But it is nice to play anywhere in the team especially when we are doing as well as we are. But it was nice to get back in midfield and I enjoy it.

Qu: Like your brother (John Terry at Chelsea) you have hit the top of League Two.

PT: Now we are top of the league, and that is where we want to be, let everyone chase us as we dont want to be chasing teams. We want to be top and we are there now and let's hope that we can stay there. Everyone wants to beat us and that has been the case for a while now.

Qu: Like your brother, you cant seem to stop scoring recently.

PT: I think he will be a little worried as he has got six now and I have got five and he knows I am coming up behind him and I think he is getting a little worried! We have a little bet every season and I dont think he has won many but this season he was 6-1 up and was giving me some stick. I think he is feeling the pressure a bit, now I have pulled it back to 6-5. Three of his goals have been Champions League goals though, so they dont count!

[Transcript by George Murray.]

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