"It is a win-win situation. The players will grow together and get better.
"Joe Hart, Joleon Lescott, James Milner, Gareth Barry, Adam Johnson and Shaun Wright-Phillips were the City players who left the field at St Jakob Park with the cheers from England's fans ringing in their ears.
"The Spanish national team has definitely benefited from having so many players from the same club team. And that number seems to be increasing.
"While not all of City's half-a-dozen stars are certain starters for England, I am sure they will all push and encourage each other."