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Ed Sheeran says England stars held hands in circle to sing Three Lions at end of private concert ahead of Germany win

ED SHEERAN has revealed that England stars held hands and sang along in a circle, when he performed Three Lions during a private concert at St George’s Park.

After Gareth Southgate’s side secured safe passage to the Round of 16 by beating the Czech Republic last week, they were joined by a famous guest.

Ed Sheeran explained his private England gig
The singer watched the Germany match alongside footballing, and actual, royalty

Skipper Harry Kane knew they’d have a day off after the group stage, so invited pal Sheeran to come and sing a few hits.

And relaxed Three Lions stars loved it, enjoying some down time during the pressure cooker environment of tournament football.

Sheeran, 30, chatted about the experience, while appearing on Crouchy’s Year-Late Euros.

Asked by Peter Crouch if everyone was getting involved when he sang the Baddiel and Skinner classic, Sheeran said: “Yeah, we ended the night, in a circle, all hands around.

“For me, just as an English boy, being in the centre of the England team, it was really great.

“I’ve had many amazing moments in my life but I don’t think there’s many that will top that.”

On how the private gig came about, Sheeran revealed that he’d been sent a text by Kane months ago.

He continued: “I got a message from Harry Kane maybe like two months ago being like ‘we get one day off after the qualifiers, will you come and play the team BBQ?’. Obviously it was a yes.

England stars have thrown their togetherness during Euro 2020

Harry Kane is pals with Ed Sheeran
Sheeran, 30, watched the Germany match alongside Golden Balls himself

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“It was really, really great meeting them, they were pumped up.

‘But what I loved – they were watching the game and it was France, Portugal, Germany and Hungary.

“At one point they were playing Hungary, at one point they were playing Portugal at one point they were playing France.”

When it emerged that it would in fact be Germany in the Round of 16, England stars showed no signs of being bogged down by the weight of history.

In fact, they relished it.

Sheeran added: “As soon as the Germany result happened, they were just like ‘we’ve got this’.

“There was no ‘oh my god we’re playing Germany’, there was such confidence, I loved it.”

Sheeran was in attendance as England beat the Germans 2-0 at Wembley, taking in the action alongside footballing, and actual, royalty.

Sat to Sheeran’s left was Golden Balls himself, with David Beckham loving the action.

While a few rows in front in the Royal Box, a pumped up Prince William watched alongside wife Kate Middleton and eldest son George.

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