Freddie let us down: Andy Flower
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter

Player:A Flower, A Flintoff
Event:Australia in British Isles 2009

DateLine: 5th July 2009


England head coach Andy Flower admitted that Andrew Flintoff's latest indiscretion has let the team down.


The England coach though said that even this episode is "not the end of the world" for the talismanic all-rounder.


Asked if he felt let down after Flintoff missed the bus for the team's pre-Ashes bonding trip to the trenches, Flower said, "Yes, (England captain) Andrew Strauss has made player responsibility a very big part of our game and we've come along very well in that regard.


"Fred knows he made a mistake"


The coach however looked to close the episode.


"This incident was disappointing but we've all made mistakes. It's not the end of the world for Fred to make one. But it is important to learn from it.


"More importantly, Fred knows he made a mistake. It's been handled in-house and we move on as a team," he told 'Daily Mail'.


The former Zimbabwe left-hander said punctuality was a problem with a few others as well.


"It's not the first time anyone running a team has had timekeeping issues ... Andrew Strauss as captain was supporting Andrew Flintoff. But you can't keep on stepping over the line and still expect serious support," he said.


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