Manchester City's Fabian Delph has said coming back from the World Cup was a "massive comedown" and likened the England camp to a "lads' holiday."
Gareth Southgate's side reached the semifinals in Russia, which was England's best performance at a World Cup for 28 years -- and Delph believes the spirit in the camp was a huge factor in their positive display.
"We spent so much time together in Russia it felt strange the first week being back home," he told talkSPORT. "It was a massive comedown.
"We pretty much nailed everything from the start of the camp, the togetherness. When we weren't on the pitch it was everyone laughing and joking, watching movies, just getting on.
"It felt almost like a lads' holiday. I spoke a lot out there about the chemistry and energy we have at City and the energy here is the same if not better."