Inside England’s lavish Euro 2020 hotel with private chefs and luxury spa
England's luxury pad for Euro 2020 has been revealed, and Gareth Southgate has pulled out all the stops to ensure his players are as comfy as possible for the month-long tournament.
The Euro's kick off on Friday at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome as Turkey square off with Italy to kick-off the festival of football.
And with this edition being hosted across Europe, England have opted to stay at St George's Park near Burton; Scotland will be based at Middlesbrough's Rockliffe Hall, and Wales will be going East to Baku.
But St George's Park has had a major makeover for the tournament.
England will be staying at their usual home of St George's Park – and the Hilton Hotel on campus – for the duration of the Euro's.
Southgate's men will have to make the 140-mile – two-and-a-half-hour – trip down the M1 to Wembley for their fixtures.
And the Three Lions boss said: "St George’s is an environment we are familiar with.
“We are hoping to change that a little bit so when the players walk through the door it is not quite as they have seen it before. I am looking forward to that."
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A source told the Mirror: “Gareth wants to recreate the atmosphere there was in Russia. He wants the team spirit everyone saw."
However, despite staying at home, there won't be any WAG's or family allowed onto the campus to protect the COVID bubble.
So Southgate has pulled out all the stops to help the players feel at home; he has installed an indoor pool, a spa and a bar called Crossbar, which is already familiar to the players.
However, he has some aces up his sleeve, and the boss has kept the majority of the changes secret from his backroom staff, whilst a marquee has been set up for media.
Former Spice Girls' chef – Omar Meziane – will be on-site to cook for the squad, even including barbecues.
Southgate will be hoping all these comforts will allow the squad to relax in between fixtures as they look to capture England's first European Championship.
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