Terry - Squad united behind Capello
Published : 20 Jun 2010 12:58:36
John Terry has said the England squad is "fully behind" manager Fabio Capello.
The Italian tactician has come under fire after England's disappointing start to their World Cup campaign, which has seen them manage draws against the United States and Algeria.
"We shouldn't be looking at excuses or criticising the manager," he said. "We're here, we're supporting and we are fully behind him. We know we've got his support as well and that's the main thing."
In the wake of Friday night's goalless draw with Algeria there had been speculation of a rift between the players and manager, but Terry flatly refuted those claims.
"I've seen a few reports myself this (Sunday) morning. Coming here on behalf of the players there's no unrest in the camp at all.
"We're obviously still disappointed from the game the other night, but we have to pick ourselves up.
"We have to win the game on Wednesday."
England must beat Slovenia in their final group match if they are to assure their place in the knockout stages and Terry is fully focused on trying to achieve that result.
"I'm not going to sit here and question manger. All I can say is I'm here on behalf of the team and players and we're all fully behind the manager," he added.
"Since the manager has come in he's had his ways and his philosophies that he's brought to the side. That's worked in the campaign and nothing should change from that."