England right back, Reece James, has spoken about his blossoming friendship with young midfielder Jude Bellingham.
The duo are on international duty at Euro 2020 with their Three Lions teammates, as England look to finish the group stages on a high note against Czech Republic.
Despite being relatively young himself, James is four years older than 17-year-old Bellingham.
“He is very young but a very good footballer, I look after him,” James said on the Lion’s Den YouTube page.
“He is still so young but he has a lot to learn so I try and help him where I can.
“He is always poking me and hitting me, he’s just so stupid and I will turn around and get so close to touching him but I never get around to it.”
He added: “It was obviously a moment I dreamed of as a kid growing up, watching England in tournaments growing up, then walking out at Wembley with fans there to play my first game at a major tournament.
“My first tournament, my first game. I was nervous before but once the game started, I was in the zone and raring to go.”