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Terry says sorry for Cole comments

22 Jun 2010 06:58:00

Terry says sorry for Cole comments

John Terry has apologised to Fabio Capello for his remarks about Joe Cole and assured the Italian he has his full backing as England manager. Terry caused a huge stir in the England camp when he went public with criticisms over Capello's decision not to select Cole, sparking talk of a mutiny in the camp. Capello described Terry's actions as a "big mistake". Speaking to the Daily Mail, Terry apologised and said he wanted to put the matter behind him and his team-mates as they prepare for Wednesday's make-or-break clash with Slovenia. "I went into the press conference with the intention of being honest," Terry said. "I was asked a question about Joe Cole and maybe I went too far. But it was never my intention to upset the manager or the players and if I did upset anyone, I apologise. "I have told the manager he has my total support and I would like to stress that I don't believe I have been a disruptive influence in the camp. "I would now like to put this episode behind me and concentrate on trying to win what is a massive game for England. All I was trying to do was to say how important it is to me to try to win the World Cup. I just hope people at least appreciate that I have taken the time to call you and have asked you to report what I have to say in response." In his press conference, Terry had openly challenged Capello, saying: "If it upsets him then I'm on the verge of just saying, 'So what, I'm here to win it for England'." But any support Terry thought he had from team-mates disappeared, leaving the former England captain to apologise.


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