Lampard plays down 'crisis meeting'

21 June 2010 02:24
Frank Lampard has played down suggestions that the meeting between England players and coaches on Sunday night was anything other than a routine session. John Terry had said on Sunday afternoon that the playing staff had requested a meeting with coach Fabio Capello and the rest of his backroom staff. "Everyone needs to get off their chest exactly how they're feeling. If it upsets him [coach Fabio Capello], or it upsets any player, then so be it," he had said. His aggressive tone brought private criticism from his England teammates, and Lampard made it clear on Monday that any talk of it being a "crisis meeting" was over the top. "The meeting was just the manager dealing with the Algeria match and we moved on," he said. "I don't think anyone wants to give too much away about what was said. I understand what John Terry was saying because he's passionate like that, as a player as a person. "Every person deals with things differently. Some won't say much and others want to hit things head-on. But people want to see a reaction and people have said he has said some positive things. We'll try to hit things head-on on the training ground."


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