Mason Mount: Chelsea FC and Man City’s England players brought closer by Champions League final

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Mason Mount: Chelsea FC and Man City’s England players brought closer by Champions League final
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Mason Mount says the all-English Champions League final has helped form a closer bond between the Chelsea and Manchester City players in the Three Lions squad.

Chelsea beat Pep Guardiola's side 1-0 in Porto before seven of those involved joined up with the England camp nearly a week later.

Manager Gareth Southgate had concerns over whether or not the result would harm preparations for Euro 2020, which begins for England against Croatia on Sunday.

Man City's Foden insisted on Tuesday that the final was behind him and all of the focus was now on England, and Mount feels that the experience may have even helped England as a group.

"We all play against each other at club level, we know that," Mount told the Lions' Den.

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"Then when we come away we're playing for England, we've got the England badge on and we're we represent our country so we're always ready for that.

"But I feel like when you go through those experiences like us and the City the boys it brings you closer I think after after going through something like that, so it's been good."

Mount is one of 16 players within the 26-man England squad making their first appearance at an international tournament.

England have the second-youngest squad out of all 24 nations going to Euro 2020 - but the 22-year-old feels the fearlessness of youth may help the Three Lions.

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"There's so many of us who have not experienced tournament football before," added Mount.

"So maybe that fearlessness that we [England] have, we haven't experienced that. We're going into it with an open mind."

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