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Ben Chilwell feels club experiences will help England

Ben Chilwell believes the Champions League final experience between the Chelsea and Manchester City players can aid England at Euro 2020.

Chilwell tasted glory in Europe's biggest club competition for the Blues but insists that things were not awkward between the City contingent in Gareth Southgate's squad.

The full-back said: "It wasn’t awkward in the slightest.

"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 - it’s going to be good for us, put us in good stead going into this tournament. It can only be a positive."

Chilwell believes that tasting European glory for his club has left him well-prepared to do so for his country.

He said: "I spoke to Gareth when I first came in – it was me and Mason (Mount) in the conversation – and we said if you can win the Champions League, you can go on to win the Euros now. There’s always the belief you can do it but to win the Champions League and go on to the next tournament, you have that real belief you can go on to win the Euros, as well."

Chilwell did confess that preparations for the Euros means that he is yet to truly celebrate winning the Champions League.

He said: "We’ve not really been able to celebrate the Champions League final. The night of the game – all our families were there and the club put on a function. All the family and friends who were out there were together with the rest of the team and staff, which was a really special moment. But that was it, really."

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