With England’s World Cup squad now official, several Three Lions players have reacted to finding themselves included in Gareth Southgate’s Russia-bound envoy.
England made the announcement using a rather nifty little video, which saw fans from around the country revealing the selection one by one.
— England (@England) May 16, 2018
As for the players themselves, Marcus Rashford kicked off the reactions in heartwarming fashion by sending a lovely little message to his mum.
After years of you standing on the touch line in the cold and rain, Mum we’re off to the World Cup! 🦁🦁🦁 pic.twitter.com/JOCj5oBCtN
— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) May 16, 2018
Next up was Ashley Young, who shared a throwback image to prove that his dream to play for England at a World Cup goes back a long time.
Maybe this picture said I was gonna live my dream and go to a World Cup… dreams do come true 👀😊🤘🏾🦁 pic.twitter.com/kSM8VORdp0
— Ashley Young (@youngy18) May 16, 2018
Dele Alli followed suit by sharing a photo of himself during his early England days.
— Dele (@dele_official) May 16, 2018
Meanwhile, Kyle Walker was left to reveal that he came close to blowing his chances after missing a very important phone call.
— Kyle Walker (@kylewalker2) May 16, 2018
Come on Kyle, pay attention — on today of all days!
Chris covers the funny side of the game for ESPN FC in the Toe Poke blog.