Terry is in doubt for the Germany match but Mancienne said it would be a great honour to quell the German forwards with somebody he idolises.
"I model myself more on Ricardo Carvalho and Rio Ferdinand because of the way I play. My tackles are all about timing and I like to get my foot on the ball.
"The game has just come naturally to me, I used to play in midfield so when I went to the back I had a lot of confidence.
"John is captain of the full national side and is someone I look up to. He plays a big part in my belief that I can make it in the game because he made the breakthrough.