Terry thanks England supporters

Former captain John Terry thanked the England fans for their support following Wednesday's 3-1 friendly win over Egypt.

Terry was jeered by a minority of fans at Wembley during the early stages of the pre-World Cup victory following recent allegations surrounding his private life.

Head coach Fabio Capello stripped him of the captain's armband following the lurid allegations, but Terry appeared to win over his critics after overcoming a shaky start to produce a solid performance at the heart of the defence.

Before the match Capello had called for support for his former skipper and Terry was pleased with the reaction he received over the full 90 minutes.

"The supporters were fantastic in the way they got behind us," he said.

"Obviously there were a few jeers but as a player I can handle that and they are fully entitled to their opinion.

"Whether or not I am cheered or booed it was important we got the win.

"I was delighted with the response I got from all sections of the crowd.

"It meant a lot to me the way we played and I thought Steve Gerrard was magnificent tonight. Steve played a great part with the captain's armband.

"And to come back from a goal down against a really good side that won the African Nations Cup was great.

"So what we have seen is we have a real chance of going to South Africa and causing some problems in the World Cup because we are a very good side.

"We need everyone behind us, which they will be – we have the best fans in the world."

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