The team of former players celebrate (Picture: ITV)Harry Redknapp helped lead a team of 11 former England football players to victory on Tuesday, with the former 1990s players taking on former Germany players.
Harry, who won I’m A Celeb last year, brought together former players for one more match against long time rivals Germany, with the men put through their paces to get back in shape for the game, going on a strict diet and fitness regime like today’s football stars.
David Seaman was over the moon (Picture: ITV)‘People know you over the years for being fantastic players,’ said Harry in the pre-game motivational speech, ‘let’s play football but let’s go out and enjoy it’.
Then he added, in typical Harry fashion: ‘But make sure we win.’
Victory for the 90s players (Picture: ITV)Robbie Fowler scored the first goal at 32 minutes but in the second half, Mark Wright fouled a German player and Gaudino scored on a penalty.
The German side then caught a second wind and scored again making it 2-1 but Fowler was quick to boot the ball in the back of the German net in the 58th minute before Rob Lee made it 3-2 ten minutes later.
Paul Merson then made it 4-2 in the 90th minute.
Razor enjoys some KFC and bubbles after the game (Picture: ITV)
feel like last summer i’m shouting at the telly for england to win, might even start singing ITS COMING HOME😅😅😅 #HarrysHeroes
— Ell (@ellierubymae20) March 19, 2019
#HarrysHeroes Robbie Fowler still has it👌
— Robert Allan (@RobJA89) March 19, 2019
Not gonna lie, that was the World Cup we deserved! #HarrysHeroes
— Bianca (@itsB33xox) March 19, 2019
Honestly haven’t enjoyed at bit of telly as much as #HarrysHeroes for a long long time. Cracking stuff. Up the England 🏴
— GUM (@JakeGumbley) March 19, 2019
The show was praised for raising awareness of mental health with former Arsenal player Paul Merson speaking frankly about his battle with drug addiction and gambling in a conversation with David Seaman and Robbie Fowler, admitting it is something he will have to struggle with for the rest of his life.
He said: ‘My life was completely and utterly out of control.
‘Being an addict is hard I would say. It’s something you’ve got for the rest of your life. Addiction is a strong thing. It’s weird how it takes you. I’m playing for England. I have all the money in the world. And I wanted to kill myself.
‘I were lower than low. Hundred per cent.’
Since the show, Merson has revealed he is getting help.
‘On the show, I talked a lot about my gambling, but afterwards, when I looked at the issues – it was the drinking,’ he said.
‘I realised the deep thing was the drink. If I have a drink, I have a bet. So I am not going to have a drink now. I am having help with the gambling and the drinking. I’m back in AA and my life is better.’
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