Declan Rice supported his "driven" England team-mate Mason Mount that all the criticisms he received were "very harsh".
Mount understood that his name was in the news titles at the time of the recent international break. This happened after Jack Grealish called up to the Three Lions squad. Mount came back to the starting XI ahead of Grealish. Mount gained score the 2-1 win over Belgium, but he had 1-0 defeat facing Denmark.
He said: “I’m a player that wants to do their best for the team and work hard. And maybe people take that the wrong way, I don’t know.
“I’m not one to really look too much into social media and that side of it. I know it’s big in football now, especially when the fans are not at the stadium.
"It doesn’t really bother me too much."
Rice added: "If you look at Jack and you look at Mason, they are playing in two different areas of the pitch.
"Mason at Chelsea is playing as an attacking eight and Jack at Villa is playing off the left. I think you all saw the other night that they can play together, I am sure.
"They are both great players that we should be valuing. For the nation and for me, as someone who gets to play with these players we’re lucky that we get to play with such talents.”