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Capello: Terry made a 'big mistake'

21 Jun 2010 - 21:54:20

Head coach Fabio Capello has said that John Terry made a 'very big mistake' in speaking out about his concerns about life in the England camp at the World Cup finals.

Former captain Terry used a weekend press conference to suggest that clear-the-air talks were needed after poor displays against both the USA and Algeria, suggesting that he and his colleagues should speak their minds and not be afraid to upset Capello.

However, the Italian has hit back by telling ITV Sport: "This is the big mistake, this is the very big mistake.

"My door is always open. If people want to speak with me they can speak with me. Every time we have a meeting I ask the captain, problems? You want to say something? Never.

"Then I read yesterday that John Terry said this, I don't understand why he doesn't speak with me. When you speak you have to speak privately, not with the media.

"I think he is more disappointed. I know sometimes players want to speak more with you (the media) than with the other players.

"But the mistake is that you have to speak with the players, with me, with the dressing room.

"No, this was not a revolution. It was one mistake from one player. No more."

Capello had earlier told the BBC: "Probably one or two are not happy but the majority are.

"One player is not so important compared to all the others, the group is more important. For this reason it is no problem.

"We are here to play at the World Cup, not for a holiday."


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