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Chelsea captain Terry hints Capello not gelling with England players

Chelsea captain John Terry has hinted Fabio Capello's strict approach isn't being appreciated by England's players.

Terry discussed a 'beer summit' senior players held on Friday.

"I went to see (assistant manager) Franco Baldini after the game and said 'Flipping hell, let everyone have a beer. Let's just switch off'," said Terry, amid a media engagement where he vowed to be frank and honest and where every word dripped with the responsibility of captaincy that is now Steven Gerrard's but, in every sense but actually wearing the armband, still belongs to the Chelsea man.

"Usually everyone goes straight back to their room and stays there until the following morning. But for the first time since the manager took over he let us have a beer.

"We had one each, nothing more than that, and seven or eight of us sat there talking about the game. It was good to get things off our chest and express how we felt."

That part of the discussion done, Terry expected to move on and tackle Capello in an attempt to ease growing tension and get the Italian to at least accommodate the English psyche, which is simply not accustomed to young people spending large amounts of time doing nothing, day after day.

"Maybe the togetherness has been missing at times," said Terry.

"When things don't go well it is important the group stays together. That is what we had the other night. Hopefully that tension will go now because it would be unacceptable to go home on Wednesday."

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