Gareth Southgate has been warned to handle any potential animosity between Chelsea and Man City stars forward of Euro 2020.
The Blues beat the Residents 1-Zero within the Champions League last final week with England internationals Phil Foden, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Raheem Sterling, Reece James, Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount that includes.
All seven gamers have been chosen in Southgate’s 26-man squad for Euro 2020 on Tuesday with their marketing campaign kicking off towards Croatia on June 13.
And former England striker Dean Ashton recalled the stress he witnessed between Chelsea and Manchester United gamers within the Three Lions’ camp after the 2008 Champions League last.
He advised talkSPORT: “Will there be any animosity between the City and Chelsea gamers?
“I used to be within the squad after the Chelsea and Manchester United last and that didn’t really feel good in any respect.
“That’s one thing Gareth has set to work exhausting at when it comes to these gamers are coming again with just a few of them completely delirious and some gamers as little as you may get after such an enormous last.”
Southgate has been credited for bettering the morale amongst England gamers since his appointment in 2016.
Ashton believes Southgate won’t have an issue managing any points inside his squad.
He added: “So he’s acquired lots of work to do in that sense, however from what I’ve seen, all the images, what I’ve heard, there’s a completely completely different really feel across the squad.
“That’s as a result of Gareth’s labored very exhausting in the way in which the gamers method it.”
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