England defender Joleon Lescott has insisted he has no problems with John Terry, after the Chelsea captain endured a turbulent season that had lead some to believe that animosity could develop within the camp.
The two will link up at Euro 2012 this summer but Lescott has been quick to quash any rumours that he or other players might have an issue with the former Three Lions captain's inclusion.
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"Obviously we're all here for the same reason and that's to do well for England, so if we can just do that then that will take care of itself," Lescott told reporters.
When asked whether he thought there could be any problems with Terry, the 29-year-old was quick to dismiss such a possibility.
"We've been in squads before. I think it was the Spain squad when we were all in the squad together and we had two good results then and two good performances," he added.
"So I think it's proven that there's no animosity in the squad and there's going to be no grudges held towards each other."
With Roy Hodgson in charge of his first game, Lescott sees Saturday's friendly with Norway as an opportunity to force his way into the starting line-up, and stated his desire to play alongside a former Everton teammate once again.
"Obviously it would be nice to play and hopefully play alongside Jags [Phil Jagielka] again," he continued.
"But again, it feels like a fresh start so the manager's made it clear that he hasn't picked his team yet, so if I can play well in friendly games coming up I feel like I can stake a claim for [the game against] France."
The Manchester City man feels that communication between the players and management under Hodgson has improved compared to when Fabio Capello was in charge.
"The biggest difference would be the communication side of it," Lescott added.
"Obviously [Hodgson's] first language is English so it's easy to communicate.
"But on the whole he gets his point across pretty well and so did Fabio, so it's just nice to be involved. I'm just pleased to be selected for the squad."