Friday, June 21, 2024
spot_img

No problem with Terry: Jones

Date:

Share post:

spot_img
spot_img

LONDON: England defender Phil Jones on Thursday stressed there was no ill-will towards John Terry after the Chelsea defender’s inclusion in the squad to face Spain and Sweden despite allegations of racism.

Terry is facing twin investigations from the police and the Football Association over claims he racially abused Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand in last month’s west London derby.

“It has been as normal,” Jones said when asked about the mood in the England squad. “There is a great team spirit in the camp and we are looking forward to the game.

“Everything is normal. (Terry) is a great leader, a great captain and a great player.”

Jones admitted however to surprise that United team-mate Rio Ferdinand — brother of Anton — had been left out of the squad.

“It’s surprising (he is not in the squad). Let’s not kid ourselves, Rio is a fantastic player and has a lot of experience. Hopefully he can push his way back into the set-up.” (Agencies)

spot_img
spot_img

Related articles

5 La Liga players to watch during Copa America 2024

A look at the five La Liga players who fans should keep an eye on during the 2024...

Indian archers miss World Cup medals, but eye Olympic team quotas

ANTALYA,(Turkey) June 20: Indian recurve archery outfits produced a sloppy show and failed to win a medal in...

Former India pacer David Johnson no more

BENGALURU, June 20: Former India pacer David Johnson has died after falling from the balcony of his fourth-floor...

Hockey India names 27 core probables for pre-Olympic camp

BENGALURU, June 20: Hockey India on Thursday decided to keep faith in its proven performers while announcing a...