Paul Gascoigne seen with plasters on his nose and forehead at Wembley
Mystery surrounds Paul Gascoigne as he is pictured with plasters on his nose and forehead while cheering on England at Wembley
- The England legend, 54, wore sunglasses above the two plasters on his face
- He appeared in good spirits despite his injuries as he laughed with friends
- ‘Gazza’ helped England to their last Euro semi final appearance in 1996
Paul Gascoigne cheered on England at Wembley with plasters covering his forehead and nose on Wednesday night.
The England legend, who helped take the Three Lions to their last Euros semi-final in 1996, wore dark sunglasses to cover up the dressings on his face.
Despite his apparent injuries, the 54-year-old appeared in good spirits and was seen laughing with friends in the stands.
Paul Gascoigne cheered on England at Wembley with plasters covering his forehead and nose on Wednesday night
Despite his apparent injuries, the 54-year-old appeared in good spirits and was seen laughing with friends in the stands
It is the first time that Gascoigne, known affectionately as Gazza, has attended a game at this Euros.
Gascoigne, known affectionately as Gazza, scored one of England’s most iconic tournament goals when the Euros were last held at Wembley, in 1996.
He also helped England to a semi-final in the World Cup six years earlier where he famously cried after receiving a yellow card, meaning he would not have been able to play in the final.
Before England’s quarter final against Ukraine, Gascoigne voiced his support for Gareth Southgate and the current England team.
The England legend, who helped take the Three Lions to their last Euros semi-final in 1996, wore dark sunglasses to cover up the dressings on his face
He told The Sun of his old teammate: ‘If we trust in Gareth, everything else will come good.
‘He’s the answer to everything for us, and we need to believe in him.
‘I know Gareth well and we’re still good mates so I know he’s got what it takes to take us all the way. He’s the key.’
Earlier this tournament, Gascoigne revealed he finds it hard to watch football games as he wishes it was ‘him on the pitch.’
He said: ‘I don’t think I will get to any games. I watch it on TV, but I don’t like to really. I miss football so much I find it hard to watch. I want it to be me out on the pitch.’
Despite finding it tough to watch England play, Paul admitted that he thought manager Gareth Southgate is doing a ‘fantastic’ job and that he looks the part on the touchline.
The former England player was sat behind his fellow former internationals David Beckham and Alex Scott
The star also spoke about his time on the Italian version of I’m A Celebrity, saying that having no cigarettes or coffee and having to hunt for your own food was difficult.
Paul also revealed he feels the healthiest he ever has and aims to work on his fitness.
The former footballer had a glittering playing career, appearing 445 times for club and country and bagging 93 goals.
His career saw him playing for clubs such as Newcastle, Tottenham, Lazio and Rangers, among others.
But his England career came to a close before the 1998 World Cup after manager Glenn Hoddle did not pick him in his final squad following the publication of images showing him eating a kebab late at night.
‘Gazza’ has struggled with alcohol addiction throughout his life, having first been checked into a mental health facility in 1998 by his then-manager Bryan Robson.
Gascoigne, known affectionately as Gazza, scored one of England’s most iconic tournament goals when the Euros were last held at Wembley, in 1996
He returned to the centre multiple times, including after retiring from football as he attempted to combat his addiction.
Paul earlier revealed he would love Danny Dyer to play him in a movie about his life.
The football legend said in an interview with The Sun last month that there are talks about a ‘big movie’ being made about his life following his stint on Italy’s version of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Outta Here.
Reflecting on who would be a good pick, he claimed the EastEnders actor, 43, would be the best man to take on the lead role, saying he thinks Danny would make a ‘great Gazza’.
Teasing the project, the former Tottenham Hotspur ace said: ‘There are plans for a big movie about my life.
‘I would like Danny Dyer to play me. The bloke out of EastEnders would be a great Gazza.’
According to reports, the biopic would depict Paul’s childhood, from being raised in a house council in Gateshead, to his addictions later in life with both alcohol and cocaine.
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