Terry: We were below-par
21 Aug 2008 - 08:25:25
Captain John Terry admitted England were disappointing after they laboured to a 2-2 draw against Czech Republic.
Fabio Capello's side needed a last-gasp Joe Cole equaliser to avoid defeat at Wembley and the full-time whistle was greeted by boos from some sections of the home support.
But despite admitting England were below their best, Terry is confident of an improvement when the qualifying campaign for the 2010 World Cup begins next month.
"I think overall we expected more from the game, but there are some positives and some negatives and we will sit down and analyse them," admitted the Chelsea defender.
"Maybe we should have won the game with the team we had there tonight.
"Now there are two weeks to go to reassess the game before the qualifying game against Andorra.
"Hopefully we can build on that and take the positives but things (under Capello) will take time to get right.
"The crowd were frustrated and the players fully understand that and we know we have to put on a better show.
"It is important to do that when the business of the qualifying campaign begins and we are keen to make up for what happened last time."