Feb 3 2012 By Yann Tear
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ANDRE Villas-Boas says John Terry's disappointment over being stripped of the England captaincy will not affect him on the pitch.
The Chelsea boss also said he did not agree with the decision to remove the England armband from the Blues' skipper.
Terry was relieved of his position as leader of the national team for a second time – the first following allegations concerning his private life – and there will be question marks over his participation in the Euro Championships in Poland and Ukraine.
FA chairman David Bernstein made the announcement following this week's ruling that Terry's court case over alleged racist comments towards Anton Ferdinand will not take place until after the summer tournament.
“You can speculate yourself what a player might feel, but I don't think it will affect his performances,” Villas-Boas said.”I spoke to him today and he's disappointed, but nothing else.
“It's really an FA decision. I don't agree with it but you really have to ask the FA about it and the people responsible for the decision.
“I think that the statement from the FA is pretty clear on what was their decision making and after, you have to ask them on the foundations of their decision.
“John will continue to be our captain and I will have no further things to say, but it will not compromise my decision making. It obviously compromises the FA's decision making, but I'm nobody to criticise what they decide.”