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Last Updated: Wednesday, 6 June 2007, 06:52 GMT 07:52 UK
Terry will take blame for failure
England captain John Terry
Terry knows it is vital for England to beat Estonia on Wednesday
Group E: Estonia v England
Date: Wednesday, 6 June
Kick off: 1930 BST
Venue: Le Coq Arena, Tallinn
Coverage: Live on Sky Sports and BBC Radio Five Live, highlights on BBC ONE at 2240 BST

England captain John Terry says he will take "full responsibility" should Steve McClaren's side fail to qualify for the Euro 2008 finals.

Ahead of Wednesday's game with Estonia, England are fourth in Group E, five points behind leaders Croatia.

And Terry said: "I will take full responsibility if we don't manage to reach the finals but I am not talking negatively about anything like that.

"It is down to me to lead the boys and make sure that everything is right."

If England do miss out on a place in Austria and Switzerland next summer, it will be the first time they have failed to reach a major finals since the 1994 World Cup in the United States.

I am not going to think negatively; that is not in our thoughts; we are all thinking positively

John Terry

Terry, 26, knows victory in Tallinn is vital if England are to progress, adding: "We are desperate to get the win. We can't wait for the game.

"We are excited about it and we are looking forward to it. Everyone knows how important it is, not just to us but to everyone back home in England and the great support we get all around the world.


"I get asked what it will be like sitting on a beach in two weeks without a win under our belts but I don't even want to think along those lines.

"I am not going to think negatively. That is not in our thoughts. We are all thinking positively.

"We are going to be giving 110% and doing our bit and we are just asking for that from them like they normally give."

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