Reece James reveals what Chelsea players did to Manchester City players while with England

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A good number of English internationals were represented in both squads as Chelsea defeated Manchester City 1-0 in the Champions League final.

Shortly after the Champions League final, the players teamed up with the Three Lions squad in preparation for the European Championship.

Explaining what went down in the England camp, Reece James was asked in a press conference how they dealt with being in the same dressing room with the City players, and he answered honestly “we had to be humble,” – but Reece James couldn’t resist a sneaky grin as he gave the answer.

Meanwhile, Reece James has revealed that he has been meeting Ashley Cole to give him tips on reaching his heights.

“When I was young I wasn’t always a right-back,” James told reporters at St George’s Park.

“I was a striker. But I’ve always looked up to Frank Lampard because he played for the club I supported, Ashley Cole similar.

“So I’ve always supported the boys who played for the team I supported.

“With Cole, we speak nearly every week. He’s probably one of the best left-backs to play the game.

“Even though he was a left-back the position is basically the same, just on the opposite side. He helps me a lot progressing.”

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