Even Justin Timberlake thinks Its Coming Home.
Timberlake, 37, headlined the concert venue as part of his Man of the Woods tour and couldnt resist but embrace the countrys confidence that, well, Its Coming Home.
Ahead of Englands potentially historic game against Croatia on Wednesday, Timberlake showed team spirit and spurred on Englands players. The American musician told his packed-out audience: Somebody told me that the first time I came here I became an honorary Brit. So, its….coming…..home.
— The O2 (@TheO2) July 9, 2018
The Mirrors hitmaker then proceeded to give a shout-out to two of the England teams star players, captain Harry Kane and Harry Maguire, who scored in their last World Cup game against Colombia.
Timberlake shouted – with a slightly dodgy English accent: Go on Kane! Go on Maguire!
Clearly losing himself in the moment, the singer added: Sorry! I thought I was out there for a second. Seriously, we love you. On behalf of the Tennessee kids, you always show us so much love.
Sounds like Timberlake might have to book himself on a flight to Moscow, pronto!
Three Lions was recorded by comedians Frank Skinner and David Baddiel in 1996 and has become Englands beloved World Cup anthem.
At least one musician is in Englands corner. Noel Gallagher angered concert-goers earlier in July when he told them: Its not coming home. Way to break hopes and dreams, Gallagher! The former Oasis rocker said: Seriously, though – it fu***ng so isnt. It fu***ng is not. It is not.
After receiving boos from the audience, Gallagher added: You fu***ng know it, and I know it.
More than 20 years after its release, Three Lions is at number one on the UK midweek charts with football fans and the nation at large constantly streaming the anthem in hopes it will bring their World Cup dreams into fruition.
Lets hope Timberlake was right!
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