Terry denies cashing in on captaincy

23 March 2011 09:00
John Terry has denied ever trying to cash in on his status as England captain. Terry has been given the job back by Fabio Capello ahead of Saturday's Euro 2012 qualifier with Wales in Cardiff. Even if Rio Ferdinand and Steven Gerrard had been fit, the move would have made sense given Terry is the most obvious leader in Capello's squad. However, some still have reservations, partly for the allegations of an affair with the ex-girlfriend a former team-mate, Wayne Bridge, and also because a PR company that attached itself to Terry claimed they could get the 30-year-old to endorse products. "I never tried to cash in on anything," he countered. "There was an issue with the statement that went out initially. It was a company that didn't represent me. "I am not the best looking guy anyway, so people aren't going to want me spread all over the place. I have never tried to cash in on the England captaincy. "People should know the truth. I have a deal with Umbro that, legally, means I have to do 12 big interviews over the course of a year. But people just tend to think that I'm cashing in on a personal great opportunity."

Source: PA