We watched the John Terry press conference on Sunday, and thought he was very committed to having England win the game against Slovenia and fix the pathetic performances of the England side so far in this World Cup.
John Terry – at the press conference on Sunday
And if John said one or two things he probably shouldn’t have – so what – at least he was coming from the right place.
But there is a terrific over-reaction to John Terry’s comments going on right now in the English press, and John is now suffering from being the born leader he is.
We wouldn’t be at all surprised if Terry become a top manager, once he hangs up his boots, and we suppose he will want to become the Chelsea manager, since he’s Chelsea through and through and the only club he’s ever played for.
The 29 year-old Chelsea captain has already played a massive 452 times for the London club with 38 goals and has 62 caps for England.
But last night Terry apologized and said:
“I went into Sunday’s 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 apologize.”
“I’ve told the manager he has my total support and I’d like to stress I don’t believe I’ve been a disruptive influence in the camp.”
“I’d now like to put this 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.”
Fabio Capello has said John shouldn’t have said some of the things he said – but we’d like to see more leadership, courage and bravery from the England players – most of whom have looked like complete whimps in their first two games – and that’s being kind.
Fabio Capello commented on John’s comments at the Sunday press conference:
“Sometimes when you speak you have to be careful.” “The players may think individually but I have to think about the team. That’s what is important.”
“I respect Joe Cole. But he’s one of 23 players here. All the players are on the bench but I think also when we speak about the players, about one single player, I think you have to respect the other players that played before.”
“This is a big mistake, this is a very big mistake. My door is always open. If people want to speak with me they can speak with me”.
“Every time we have a meeting I ask the captain, problems? You want to say something? Never.” “Then I read that John Terry said this, I don’t understand why he doesn’t speak with me.”
“When you speak you have to speak privately, not with the media.” “I think he is more disappointed. I know sometimes players want to speak more with you (the media) than with the other players. But the mistake is that you have to speak with the players, with me, with the dressing room.”
This is a smokescreen. England have one game left to recover some pride for the England Nation.
Yesterday I went to the doctor, and he said he felt sorry for me because of England’s terrible performances in the first two games, and he said even the Americans were showing England up, because they have at least shown good spirit and fight in their two games.
And don’t give us this nonsense about them being under pressure – they are grossly overpaid for what they do – and seem like weaklings when they play in big games – it’s just too much for them.
We’ll not even mention what happens to them in penalty shoot-outs.
The should try running a $2B business for IBM if they want to know what real pressure is all about – every single day.
We’ve always thought England players were very weak on the mental side of the game, and that’s one real reason we haven’t won anything since 1966. If only we had stronger players like John Terry in the side, the England team wouldn’t be embarrassing the country so much in this World Cup so far.
Time for them all to stand up and be counted and be men – for a change – and start earning their ridiculous wages.
Please – no more excuses – just get the job done. Reasons or results – and we want to see results.
Yes I know this article will make some England fans furious at me – but hey – it’s the total truth – so far.