ENGLAND star Luke Shaw told Jack Grealish that Manchester City players stand out while on national team duty.
Grealish, 27, was speaking to the media ahead of the Three Lions' huge last-16 tie versus Senegal and he revealed what Shaw had told him about his club teammates.
The attacking midfielder opened up on a video of Phil Foden doing kick-ups that has gone viral online, Grealish said: "Me and Phil do that all the time.
"Luke Shaw said to me ‘when I come away with England you can tell who the City lads are as you always have a ball.’
"It’s true. Me, Phil, even Kyle [Walker] are always wanting a ball, whether it be back home, at the camp, or here.
"At Aston Villa players would be sitting there on their phones, then at City you’re sitting there and balls are flying across the changing room."
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It appears that Man City players constantly have the ball at their feet and seem football obsessed.
And the never-ending practice seems to be working with Pep Guardiola's English talents impressing at the World Cup so far.
Grealish scored in the 6-2 hammering of Iran, Foden netted in the win over Wales and John Stones has been excellent at the back alongside Harry Maguire.
Additionally, Walker formed part of the back four that kept a clean sheet versus the Dragons and Kalvin Phillips played 30 minutes in the game.
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England boss Gareth Southgate now faces a selection dilemma for the game against Senegal with so many players on top form.
The positive displays of the City stars will be music to the ears of Guardiola with his team needing to be at their best on the return of Premier League action on Boxing Day.
Man City have work to do as they trail Arsenal in first by five points.
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