Ben Chilwell admits winning the Champions League with Chelsea has made him feel like Superman.
And now he wants to become a superhero with England as well – by helping Gareth Southgate’s stars win the Euros for the first time in history.
Chilwell reckons beating Manchester City in Porto to land the biggest prize in club football has left him thinking he’s invincible as he heads into his first major tournament with the Three Lions.
He said: “It obviously gives you confidence, knowing that if you can win the Champions League, which you do dream about as a child, if you can win that it gives you confidence.
“I spoke to Gareth (Southgate) when I first came in (to the squad), it was me and Mason (Mount) in the conversation, and we said if you can win the Champions League and you go to the Euros, it gives you that extra bit of confidence.
Ben Chilwell helped Chelsea win the Champions League, beating Man City in the final
“That if you can win the Champions League, you can go on to win the Euros now. There’s always the belief you can do it, but to win the Champions League and go on to the next tournament, you have that real belief you can go on to win the Euros as well.”
Chilwell might have been walking on air in the wake of his triumph with Thomas Tuchel’s men, but it didn’t take long for his feet to touch the ground again.
Having partied in Portugal with the rest of the Chelsea squad, Chilwell returned home to spend some time at his mum Sally’s house – and soon remembered how normal life can be.
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Ben Chilwell is in the England squad for Euro 2020
He said: “Obviously I had training with England at the back end of last week, but it’s still sinking in to be honest, coming here and talking to all the boys about it, seeing…