Sharing England squad with Liverpool’s Champions League winners ‘draining’, admits Rose

Tottenham defender Danny Rose says it has been difficult to spend time around Liverpool players during England's Nations League campaign.

Liverpool beat Spurs 2-0 in Madrid to lift their sixth European Cup, just five days before the Three Lions' first match in Portugal.

England manager Gareth Southgate opted against starting any of the seven members of his squad who were involved in that game as his side lost their semi-final against Holland on Thursday.

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Guimar�es, 06/09/2019 - The National Team of Switzerland received this afternoon the National Team of England in the Stadium D. Afonso Henriques in match of assignment of 3º and 4º place, of League of Nations of the 2019 UEFA. (Miguel Pereira / Global Images/Sipa USA)
England manager Gareth Southgate (right) celebrates after the final whistle with Raheem Sterling (left) during the Nations League Third Place Play-Off at Estadio D. Alfonso Henriques, Guimaraes.
England players celebrate after winning the penalty shootout during the Nations League Third Place Play-Off at Estadio D. Alfonso Henriques, Guimaraes.
England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford (centre) after the final whistle during the Nations League Third Place Play-Off at Estadio D. Alfonso Henriques, Guimaraes.
England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford scores a penalty during the shootout in the Nations League Third Place Play-Off at Estadio D. Alfonso Henriques, Guimaraes.
Guimar�es, 06/06/2019 - The National Team of Switzerland received this afternoon the National Team of England in the D. Afonso Henriques Stadium in the match of 3rd and 4th place, of the League of Nations of the 2019 UEFA. Xherdan Shaqiri (Miguel Pereira / Global Images/Sipa USA)
Guimar�es, 06/06/2019 - The National Team of Switzerland received this afternoon the National Team of England in the D. Afonso Henriques Stadium in the match of 3rd and 4th place, of the League of Nations of the 2019 UEFA. Callum Wilson celebrates the goal , the goal was canceled by VAR (Miguel Pereira / Global Images/Sipa USA)
England's Harry Maguire (left) and goalkeeper Jordan Pickford (right) during the Nations League Third Place Play-Off at Estadio D. Alfonso Henriques, Guimaraes.
England players huddle during the Nations League Third Place Play-Off at Estadio D. Alfonso Henriques, Guimaraes.
England players line up ahead of penalties during the Nations League Third Place Play-Off at Estadio D. Alfonso Henriques, Guimaraes.
Guimar�es, 06/06/2019 - The National Team of Switzerland received this afternoon the National Team of England in the D. Afonso Henriques Stadium in the match of 3rd and 4th place, of the League of Nations of the 2019 UEFA. Steven Zuber, Jesse Lingard (Miguel Pereira / Global Images/Sipa USA)
Guimar�es, 06/06/2019 - The Swiss National Team received this afternoon the National Team of England at the D. Afonso Henriques Stadium in the third and fourth place match of the 2019 UEFA National League. Harry Kane speaks to referee (Miguel Pereira / Global Images/Sipa USA)
England's Raheem Sterling speaks to Match referee Octavian Sovre (centre) after he thought he was fouled during the Nations League Third Place Play-Off at Estadio D. Alfonso Henriques, Guimaraes.
Guimar�es, 06/06/2019 - The National Team of Switzerland received this afternoon the National Team of England at the D. Afonso Henriques Stadium in the match of 3rd and 4th place in the 2019 UEFA Europa League. Nico Elvedi, Harry Kane (Miguel Pereira / Global Images/Sipa USA)
A general view of a flag during the Nations League Third Place Play-Off at Estadio D. Alfonso Henriques, Guimaraes.
England's Trent Alexander-Arnold during the Nations League Third Place Play-Off at Estadio D. Alfonso Henriques, Guimaraes.
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Rose, whose future at Spurs remains uncertain, was one of six recalled for Sunday's third-place play-off against Switzerland, which England won on penalties.

While he did not feel physically tired at the culmination of a difficult week, Rose admits that being surrounded by players who had triumphed over him and his team-mates was a bitter pill to swallow.

"It's not draining coming to play for your country," he said.

"It is a bit draining having lost last weekend and having to share the camp with Liverpool players. You are reminded every day that you lost the final and that was a unique experience for me.

Danny Rose says it has been difficult to share the England camp with Liverpool players
Danny Rose says it has been difficult to share the England camp with Liverpool players (Tim Goode/PA)

"I have never been through that myself. I was definitely tired from a long season with my club and having to come to England didn't help. But as I said, whenever you're selected for England it is a great occasion. It is one I will always welcome and cherish."

Asked how Liverpool players Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez had been with their Tottenham counterparts in the squad, Rose added: "They've been great.

"We have a great squad here. I have known Jordan for 10 years now. He has been fine, we have spoken about the game.

"Our congratulations go to them. I couldn't have asked for either of them to have been much better than they have."

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