England team furious over Terry challenging Capello’s regimeJune 21st, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 21 (ANI): Former skipper John Terry’s comment that many of his team-mates are ready to challenge boss Fabio Capello about aspects of his regime has made England players furious.
Terry said on Sunday that up to 10 of the squad members had a meeting over a beer following Friday’s dismal 0-0 draw with Algeria.
“If we have an argument with the manager and it upsets him or any other player, so what? If we can’t be honest with each other then there’s no point in us being here,” The Sun quoted Terry, as saying.
Terry revealed points, which were to be put to Capello at a team meeting as they prepared for the must-win match with Slovenia on Wednesday.
However, players and their agents distanced themselves from Terry’s comments.
The FA is trying to play down talk of rifts in the camp, but it seems they are fighting a losing battle especially when such a high-profile figure as Terry causes such a split with his teammates, the paper reports.
“Everyone needs to get it off his chest and say exactly how we feel. As a group of experienced players, we owe it to ourselves and our country and our manager,” Terry said.
Players are angry the Chelsea star named individuals at Friday’s impromptu meeting, including Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard.
Management and players dissuaded Terry from raising issues in last night’s team talk as Capello went through a DVD of the Algeria game.
But the question of Capello naming his team only two hours before kick-off was raised along with the issue of how to get Rooney on the ball more often. (ANI)
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