Chelsea captain John Terry has defended his team-mates after they were criticised for a number of incidents in the defeat to Paris Saint Germain on Wednesday evening.
The Blues were seen surrounding the Dutch official during the Champions League tie on a number of occasions and at one point had all ten outfield players surrounding the match official.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was sent off for a straight red card during the game, and the Swede has blamed Terry and Co. for enticing the referee to show him the red card.
“Once they’re charging the ref, the only thing we can do is respond,” the former England international is quoted as saying by The Guardian. “You can’t, as a group of players, let them surround the ref, trying to get our players booked.
“For me if I have to run 20, 30 yards, it doesn’t look great, but when you’re standing back and seeing five or six of their players surrounding the ref – for me, I think I support my teammates.
“And once I go, four or five go with me. It doesn’t look good at all, but that’s part of the game. We’ll match it if people want to mix it, that’s part of our game as well.”