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Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell says that the Champions League final has brought the Blues and Manchester City players closer in the England camp. Thomas Tuchel’s side became champions of Europe last month as Kai Havertz scored the only goal of the game.
Players from both Chelsea and City have gone from rivals to teammates as they are preparing for the EURO 2020. England will begin their tournament with a game against Croatia on June 13.
“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.
“It can only be a positive in a tournament like this.”
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.”