Man City fullback Clichy: English club loyalty stronger than national team

Manchester City fullback Gael Clichy says England struggle to overcome the club culture in their game.

Manchester City fullback Gael Clichy says England struggle to overcome the club culture in their game.

The team spirit inside clubs is what makes the Premier League so special, but can also hurt the national team, says Clichy.

"Club loyalty is so strong over there [in England] that you couldn’t ask someone who has spent their entire career with United, like Gary Neville, and someone else who has always played for City, like Micah Richards, to get on with each other off the pitch.

This club culture is, in my eyes, one of the reasons for their lack of success despite all the good players they’ve had over the years."

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