Unicorns OUT, killer whales IN! England stars unwind in the pool ahead of Germany showdown… as Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho bring back infamous inflatables from 2018 World Cup!
- England’s players are looking in good spirits as they unwind between matches
- The Three Lions setup a clash with Germany in the last-16 by winning their group
- Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka were all seen enjoying the pool
Gareth Southgate’s men are looking relaxed and refreshed as they prepare for Tuesday’s clash with Germany, as England’s stars enjoyed a splash in the pool.
The Three Lions surged out of Group D on top and without conceding a goal at Euro 2020 so far, earning a mouth-watering last-16 tie with their eternal rivals at Wembley.
The squad appears to be in good spirits at their St George’s Park training base, with stars Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho making use of the pool.
England stars enjoyed a relaxing day in the pool between matches at this summer’s Euro 2020
The players are able to relax and unwind at St George’s Park having topped their Euros group
Some head-tennis and rides on inflatables were taken in as the Three Lions looked refreshed
Sancho has seen just six minutes of action at the tournament so far but still looked to be enjoying himself, as the forward waits for his chance.
The Borussia Dortmund sensation took a ride on an inflatable killer whale as he shared a laugh with the Manchester United and Arsenal forwards.
The England lads swapped-out their inflatable unicorns from the 2018 World Cup, which were captured in hilarious images of Harry Maguire and Jesse Lingard messing around in the pool.
While Saka joined Phil Foden and Luke Shaw in the hot-tub, Jordan Henderson was snapped in a more serious mood, with the Liverpool skipper battling to be ready for the Germany clash after managing only 45 minute against the Czech Republic so far.
Harry Maguire and Jesse Lingard enjoyed the pool inflatables back at the 2018 World Cup
Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Reece James were winners of a squad-jumping contest
Jordan Henderson continues his rehabilitation from injury, racing to be ready for the last-16
Elsewhere, Declan Rice practised his darts skills and Reece James, Saka and Rashford were crowned champions of a squat-jumping competition, posing with championship belts.
Meanwhile, Three Lions boss Southgate will be devising his plans for Joachim Low’s side, facing key selection dilemmas.
Germany play a 3-4-3 system and the likes of Gary Neville have been urging Southgate to match them, but he faces a headache over who to drop.
Jack Grealish, Saka, Rashford and Foden will all have to impress the boss in training to ensure more minutes this summer – while Raheem Sterling is expected to keep his place.
West Ham skipper Declan Rice practised his darts skills after starting each of England’s games
Rice also posed in the gym with Jack Grealish, who is challenging for a spot in the starting XI
After Aston Villa skipper Grealish’s superb impact against Czech Republic, Jamie Redknapp has insisted Southgate must get the star involved.
‘I personally cannot see how we can’t play Grealish in the next game against Germany,’ the former Liverpool midfielder said.
‘The number of times he drove at his full-back, he made the goal, so I do not see how we could leave him out of the next game.
‘Do I think he will start? No. I would be really disappointed if he does not start. It’s not for me to pick the team, but certain players have to play and Gareth has got to find a way of getting him in from the start.’
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