Terry apologises to Capello

22 June 2010 08:18

John Terry has apologised to Fabio Capello for his outburst over Joe Cole and insisted the England manager has his full backing.

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 said: "I went into yesterday's (Sunday) press conference with the intention of being honest. 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."

He added: "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'."

Source: PA

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