John Terry insists he is ready to lead England again

Centre-half says he is focused on Sweden friendly, despite ongoing investigation in wake of QPR defeat

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John Terry was rested for Saturday's 1-0 win over Spain Photo: Paul Blank

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John Terry insists he is fully focused on captaining England against Sweden on Tuesday, despite the ongoing investigation into claims he racially abused Anton Ferdinand.

The Metropolitan Police have been looking into the incident, which is alleged to have taken place during Chelsea’s defeat at Queens Park Rangers last month.

But the England captain says he is in a “great” state of mind and is adamant that he is ready to lead the national side at Wembley on Tuesday.

“I’m in a great state of mind,” he told a news conference. “I’m completely focused on playing well and training. From my side of things nothing’s changed at all.”

“Everyone was fully focused on the game [against Spain] the other night and [it was] a great performance as well.

“I don’t want to let anything be taken away from how well the guys did the other night. Individually and collectively it was a really good performance and obviously it was the result we all wanted.

“I’m here [and] I’m delighted to leading the team out again. The players showed once again that we’re united no matter what. There were some real positives from the game.”

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