Sven-Goran Eriksson denies England dressing-room clique claims

Sven-Goran Eriksson denies England dressing-room clique claims

30-Jan-2018 06:26:45 | Yahoo Sports

Sven-Goran Eriksson saw no evidence of "stupid things" like team cliques when he was England manager and denied claims by some of his former players that club rivalries had held back the national team. Ex-internationals Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard have recently said intense domestic rivalries contributed to a lack of success of England's 'golden generation'. Ferdinand has said he stopped talking to Lampard when they were at Manchester United and Chelsea respectively as he did not want his international team-mate to have an edge over him at club level. "If that's the case, Rio, I have to tell you then you handled [it] very stupidly," said Eriksson, who managed England between

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