Arsenal star Ramsdale reveals England's 'lads holiday' during Euros including golf, Top Gun 2 and private Ed Sheeran gig

AARON RAMSDALE has revealed England's heroes were treated to an incredible 'lads holiday' during their Euro 2020 campaign – including a private Ed Sheeran gig.

The Three Lions reached the final only to lose to Italy on penalties.

But Arsenal stopper Ramsdale, 23, has recalled the amazing treat day they enjoyed between their final group game against Czech Republic and last 16 win over Germany.

The England ace – pushing Jordan Pickford for the No1 jersey amid a red-hot run of form – revealed their St George's training facility was turned into the perfect play area for big kids.

He even revealed the national team FaceTimed Tom Cruise before being treated to an advanced screening of Top Gun: Maverick.

Ramsdale, speaking Tubes & Ange Golf Life, revealed: "What they did with St George’s in The Euros…

"We had a golf simulator, cinema screen, half a basketball court, F1 simulators, so the days were full and we had movie premieres.

"We watched Top Gun 2 and it wasn't out yet – it’s better than the first one, and I was saying I don’t think the first one can be topped, it’s really good.


"And Tom Cruise FaceTimed the team to say ‘I hope you enjoy it’, so it was just amazing.

"Literally, it was just like a lads holiday that environment.

"We’d work for three hours of a day, and for that three hours it was full focus, but for the rest of the time it was such a laugh and everyone got stuck in with everyone."

Ramsdale continued by saying the squad were even treated to a special gig from Sheeran.

The Gunners stopper added: "We had a golf day after the Czech Republic, Ed Sheeran came in and played a few songs for us.

"That one day everyone sort of let their hair down and then we obviously went on to beat Germany the week after.

"We came back from golf and Ed Sheeran is sat literally where the camera is – there were whispers but we were like ‘naa, come on, he’s not coming!’.

"But he’s sat there, gets the guitar out and plays six or seven songs."

Ramsdale added Declan Rice begged Sheeran to sing along with him after he was forced to blare out Wonderwall as punishment for being late to a meeting.

The Three Lions goalkeeper said: "Dec has to sing with him, I think Dec was late to a meeting or something, and he sang Wonderwall with him.

"So Dec is singing Wonderwall and halfway through the song Dec goes ‘Yeah come on Ed, join in with me! Come on Ed, give us a bit!’

"But we’re all singing, it’s like a little private concert.

"Then we went inside, put the phone on and had a little bit of a DJ and dance around.

"Everyone was in a circle, one of the last songs was Adele and everyone linked arms – some of the best.

"The place where St George’s is, there’s nothing around, so making that place like an arcade, it was unbelievable."

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