Euro 2020 might have ended in heartbreak for England’s heroes this summer, but the players are enjoying some much-deserved downtime ahead of the new Premier League season.
The Three Lions captured the nation’s hearts during an exciting summer, which saw them reach the final of the European competition, before suffering the devastation of a penalty shootout defeat to Italy at Wembley.
But the group of players which so evidently grew to become a band of brothers over the summer have stuck together for their summer holidays, and have been caught on camera getting into the spirit of their vacations.
Video footage circled on Saturday morning, showing a number of England’s Euro 2020 squad sat around a table together enjoying some food, looking very much in holiday mode. Declan Rice, Mason Mount and Luke Shaw were all sat enjoying each other’s company, while Kyle Walker began the clip out of shot.
The summer’s anthem ‘Sweet Caroline’, sung by both players and supporters following the famous semi-final victory over Denmark, was blaring out – albeit it an upbeat version of Neil Diamond’s classic, leading the Three Lions to bang their hands on the table to the rhythm.
From nowhere, Walker rejoined the party, t-shirt in hand singing along to the classic banger. The unmistakeable and catchy chorus kicked in, and the players belted it out with some gusto, just like they did on that unforgettable night in London.
The boys looked to be having the time of their lives, and good on them.
England’s players were all basking in the occasion, enjoying themselves and making the most of a much-needed break, off the back of a gruelling Premier League season and European adventure.
They’re not the first to be caught enjoying the off-season, either. Jordan Pickford, who delivered some stellar displays throughout the tournament, was captured unwinding shirtless, belting out some Cher on his friend’s shoulders.
A hero’s return.