Capello admits Terry concern
The Chelsea skipper missed a crucial spot kick for his side in the UEFA Champions League final against Manchester United, and was forced to watch the Red Devils lift the trophy in the knowledge that it could have been him.
The usually unflappable defender was inconsolable after the Moscow showdown and could easily have let the occasion affect his forthcoming performances.
However, having persuaded Capello that he is in a fit state to feature against USA on Wednesday, he has now been lifted by the news that he will be handed the captain's armband for the first time in the Italian's reign.
Having made the bold decision, the national coach is confident that his skipper will not let him down at Wembley.
"I've spoken to him, but not about the penalty," said Capello.
"I spoke with him to know about his state of mind, his psychological state of mind. I spoke with him but it's something private between us."
Capello went on to praise Terry for having the bottle to step up in such an important game for Chelsea and believes that he will have grown stronger as a result of the experience.
"If you look back, players like (Roberto) Baggio, (Franco) Baresi are big players who have missed big penalties. If you take a penalty, it's always possible not to score," he added.
"If you stay on the bench and don't take one, it's easier not to make a mistake. I think the players and the manager are strong during the games, but the emotion is always there.
"I've shown my emotion two or three times. Not for this reason but I have cried over football. I cried once in a private situation. On the pitch I did it after my last game when saying goodbye to Milan. A good memory."
Capello is still to decide who his captain will be on a full-time basis, and has hinted that Terry may not retain the honour for the friendly against Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday.
"I think it's my decision," he said.
"I think we have three captains at Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea. With Arsenal, it's impossible. Three of the big four, not all four!
"Maybe I have to choose one, or possibly one other one. A different one on Sunday maybe."