Pep Guardiola warns Man City’s England stars over "memories" of Euros defeat

Pep Guardiola has told Manchester City's England stars that their summer success at the Euros is all in the past.

And Guardiola has ordered them to forget about basking in Three Lions glory and focus on helping City win more trophies.

John Stones, Kyle Walker, Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling and new £100m signing Jack Grealish were all instrumental in helping Gareth Southgate's side reach the Euro 2020 final.

It was England's first major final since the 1966 World Cup and Southgate's men have all been hailed heroes – despite losing on penalties to Italy.

Guardiola admits he was proud to see some of his players do so well at the tournament.

But he wants all five of them to get their heads around the challenge of making sure City remain the best in the business.

The Spanish boss said: "All of them played really well. I am glad and happy for them. They have been many years together and they made an incredible achievement.

"Reaching the final of the Euros is a big, big thing and they have to be so proud and happy that they could help England make a good tournament.

"Now it depends on their heads. They have the rest and now they can be ready. But it depends on up here (pointing to his head).

"They have to be so proud of what they have done with the national team. The benefit and the confidence will be there. But the past is the past.

"What they have done with the national team is for the memories, but the challenge is again ahead of us and we will try to have a good season."

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