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Wales Vs England: Capello Was Wrong In Stripping Me Off England Captaincy - Terry

March 24, 2011 By Keesh Sundaresan
Re-elected England captain John Terry has publicly said that he believes Capello made the wrong decision in taking away the England captaincy from him.
John Terry was removed as England's captain last year after he allegedly has an affair with Wayne Bridge's partner. Rio Ferdinand was then granted the armband but the latter missed the World Cup in South Africa because of an injury and has rarely featured for the Three Lions since then with injuries contributing to his problems this season.

Consequently, Fabio Capello decided to handover the captain's armband to the Chelsea captain once again after claiming that he wanted someone who can feature more consistently.

But Terry has now stated that he believes Capello was wrong to strip him of the captain's armband last year in the first place.

"I didn't agree with the decision, but I said I respected it and would continue to work hard," said Terry.

"When I met Fabio and [assistant manager Franco Baldini] at Wembley, I looked them in the eye and said they would get nothing less from me.

"I feel that is what I've done and maybe they've both looked at that in me. I didn't agree with the decision, which I told them face to face.

"I could understand it a bit. But once they spoke to me - and it's difficult for legal reasons to go into detail - I felt that I didn't deserve to lose the armband.

"People say it was a six-minute meeting but it was 10 or 15. We spoke about stuff openly and honestly, which will, hopefully, stay private between us three.

"As I've said, I accepted their decision but it doesn't mean I agreed with it and I never will."

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