Chelsea left-back, Ben Chilwell says England’s Manchester City and Chelsea players have now become closer after the Champions League final clash.
Chelsea won the all-England UEFA Champions League final in Porto last month in a 1-0 victory.
But Chilwell insists the fierceness of club competition has not crossed over into the England camp.
“It wasn’t awkward in the slightest,” the left-back said. “If anything, and it’s quite weird to say, it’s actually brought us closer.
“To share a Champions League final, although they were on the losing side, we come here and it wasn’t awkward.
“Like I said, it’s probably brought us a bit closer because to share that experience, such a massive game in all of our careers, it’s going to be good for us, put us in good stead going into this tournament, playing in a big game like that.
Asked if they had spoken about the Champions League final, Chilwell said: “Not really. A few jokes with the City boys! They have instigated them.
“I don’t really want to say too much about that! But, yeah, not really too much has been said. A few things but all in light-hearted ways.”
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