Arsenal winger Nicolas Pepe is not a man you want to share a room with, according to his international colleague Wilfried Zaha.
Pepe represents the Ivory Coast and has scored five goals in 24 games since making his debut in 2016, while Crystal Palace forward Zaha made his Elephants bow in 2017 and has earned 18 caps, scoring five goals.
The pair have a lot in common, as they are both attackers for London-based clubs in the Premier League.
But Zaha says he cannot stand sharing a room with Pepe, whose motorbike-like snoring is so loud he had to request a change of accommodation.
"Oh my days. Nicolas Pepe. I asked to leave the room," Zaha told the On The Judy Podcast .
"I went and asked to leave the room because he sounded like a motorbike.
"It was mad, it was crazy. I was like, 'No'.
"These are the first times as well when I went [with Ivory Coast].
"They let me move and share rooms with Salomon Kalou. And he was like 'Bro, I know.'"
Who is the better player out of Zaha and Pepe? Have your say in the comments.
Zaha played for England's youth sides and went on to earn two caps for the Three Lions – both of which came in friendly matches – before switching to join the Ivory Coast set-up in 2016.
The Eagles ace was eligible to represent both nations as he was born in the Ivory Coast and grew up in south London.
The 28-year-old explained how one outing with England's Under-21s led to an on-pitch bust-up with former Manchester United prospect Ravel Morrison.
Recalling the 5-0 win over Lithuania in 2013, Zaha said: "He was just getting me mad. He was moving like he was Ronaldinho and the rest of us were just no one.
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"He was getting the ball and he was just doing tricks and the only time he passes it if he really needs to.
"We're just stood there with our hands on our hips while he's going past six Lithuanian players.
“And it's just like 'what are you doing?’.
“It was that easy – the team that we had, we had such good players and we can all do that, we can all hog the ball and go past all of them but we're not doing it.
"We're trying to be professional, play properly but he was just on his own thing.
“I just had enough, I was like ‘what are you doing?' and out of the blue he just pushed me.
“I'm like ‘are you dumb?’, so I pushed him back and it was just nonsense on the pitch then when you go inside the man is silent."
Morisson is currently a free agent after his contract with Eredivisie side ADO Den Haag was terminated by mutual consent in January.
Meanwhile, Zaha is enjoying a fantastic season and has contributed nine goals and two assists in the Premier League, but suffered a thigh injury earlier this month.
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