It appears that crying gets you everywhere as far as international football is concerned. Despite being involved in a number of unsavoury incidents this season (on and off the pitch), it appears that John Terry could be leading out the England team against Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday.
The Times reports that the Chelsea skipper was nothing short of distraught after his penalty miss in the Champions League final and the Italian manager of England (a contradiction in terms) might look to boost his morale by giving him the armband. Sympathy vote or what?
Fabio Capello, the England manager, is leaning towards giving John Terry a badly-needed lift after his Champions League final trauma by naming him as captain for the friendly against the United States on Wednesday. Capello is concerned that Terry is still suffering a crisis of confidence after the penalty miss that cost Chelsea the biggest prize in European club football.
It’s unclear as to whether Capello is a big fan of ‘Have I Got News For You’, where the quizmaster is rotated on a weekly basis. However, it doesn’t appear to be doing anyone any favours with this crazy policy of ‘guest captains’ for each match. It’s also questionable as to whether Terry is in a sound enough mental state to be captaining his country after the events of last week.