"Being captain is about coming out and facing up to it," said Terry.
The FA blocked specific questions from the BBC and Sky on the incident as the 30-year-old faced the media for the first time since it happened.
JOHN TERRY'S ENGLAND CAREER
Debut: 3 June 2003 v Serbia & Montenegro
Win ratio: 63.38%
Clean sheets: 32
Yellow cards: 4
Red cards: 0
In response to Terry being asked if he wanted to talk about the situation, FA head of media relations Mark Whittle dismissed the question as "irrelevant".
Fabio Capello left Terry on the bench for the
1-0 victory over world champions Spain
on Saturday, but the England manager confirmed that the Chelsea defender would return to the side as skipper for the friendly with Sweden on Tuesday.
BBC sports news correspondent Dan Roan
reported that "privately some FA officials are surprised Capello put Terry in the awkward situation of having to face questions by starting with him against Sweden".
Terry insisted that he had received a mostly positive reaction from England's fans and players since joining up with the squad.
"We clapped the fans and got a good reception back. I get boos always," he added on his reception at Wembley.
"The players have been very good. The players showed we are united no matter what."
"I don't feel that at all," added Terry when asked if he is undroppable.
Capello tight-lipped on Terry row
"Now everyone wonders who's going to be in and who's not going to be in. Every game that I pull on an England shirt I feel that we're all playing for our places. You can never take it for granted."
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