Terry denies cashing in

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John Terry has denied ever trying to cash in on his status as England captain.

Some people still have reservations about Fabio Capello's decision to give Terry the armband back, partly for the allegations of an affair with the ex-girlfriend a former team-mate, Wayne Bridge, and also because a PR company that attached itself to the Chelsea defender claimed they could get the 30-year-old to endorse products.

"I never tried to cash in on anything," Terry countered. "There was an issue with the statement that went out initially. It was a company that didn't represent me. I am not the best looking guy anyway, so people aren't going to want me spread all over the place. I have never tried to cash in on the England captaincy."

He added: "People should know the truth. I have a deal with Umbro that, legally, means I have to do 12 big interviews over the course of a year.

"But people just tend to think that I'm cashing in on a personal great opportunity."

Although Terry could not be described as bullish on Tuesday at his first press conference since regaining the captaincy, neither was he contrite.

There was certainly no apology for the behaviour that triggered Capello's decision to strip the armband from him 13 months ago.

"I accepted their decision. It doesn't mean to say I agreed with it. And I never will," said Terry.

"As I said to the manager and Franco (Baldini) at the time I understand.

"But I never gave up hope of getting it back."

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