George Ezra has hailed England’s World Cup semi-final performance in Russia last night (July 11) and said he was “proud to wear the St George’s flag again”.
The singer, who earlier this week urged fans to download ‘Three Lions’ in a bid to knock his own song from the top of the charts, also said he is managing to stay positive over the team’s 2-1 defeat against Croatia.
Ezra told Sky News: “There was a point where I was not a happy bunny last night, but the thing I was excited about was just the tournament as a whole, reminding me every four years when it comes around that it brings everyone together.”
He went on to describe this year’s competition as “so enjoyable because there was such an air of calm… For me personally, it was nice to wear the St George’s flag again and be confident about it”.
— george E Z R A (@george_ezra) July 9, 2018
Despite his campaign to knock ‘Shotgun’ off the top of the UK singles chart with ‘Three Lions’, he also appeared to backtrack over the move.
He added: “Generosity goes so far. I’m easy, we’ll see. The fact that I was Number One for a week, let alone two, is just mind-blowing.”
Earlier today (July 12), Liam Gallagher and Wolf Alice led tributes to the England team.
The latter described Gareth Southgate’s side as “biblical”, adding: “That England team were biblical and the best thing to come out of this is that we got a proper manger Gareth Southgate you rule LG x”.
That England team were biblical and the best thing to come out of this is that we got a proper manger Gareth Southgate you rule LG x
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) July 12, 2018
Wolf Alice also touted the England manager as an unlikely contender for Number 10.
Meanwhile, England fans at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow also remained upbeat after the game singing Oasis’ ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ despite the defeat.