HARRY TEAM HIT THE BAR
HARRY Redknapp’s bid to impose discipline on his celebrity squad ahead of tonight’s Soccer Aid match backfired.
The England boss warned that any players found in the hotel bar after 7pm would miss the UNICEF charity clash with the World XI, raising money for children in poverty around the world.
But yesterday Harry, 76, admitted his hardline approach had failed. He said: “I’m very strict. I locked them up in their rooms – but they all escaped.”
And it emerged that Premier League legend Robbie Keane led the charge at Champneys spa resort in Hertfordshire – mainly so he could croon the night away on the karaoke machine.
World XI star and Love Island winner Kem Cetinay said: “Robbie likes to sing. He did about 100 songs. You can’t get the mic off him.”
Meanwhile, Danny Dyer, 45, confessed he was suffering from a two-day hangover after celebrating West Ham’s midweek Europa
Some of the Soccer Aid stars with presenters Alex & Dermot victory. And Liam Payne was looking a bit worse for wear after partying at member’s club Annabel’s until the early hours.
Tom Grennan was recovering from his 28th birthday celebrations and DJ Joel Corry, 33,
KARAOKE KING Keane had flown straight in from an Ibiza pool party. But Tom insisted: “We’ve got our head in the game – we were in bed by 10pm.”
Love Island star Tommy Fury, 24, said he’d had lots of early nights and 4am gym sessions, while Paddy Mcguinness, 49, said hiking and pilates had helped him get fit. But he added: “I feel good, then I see Tommy Fury.”
Meanwhile, Harry admitted he fears he will lose the England job next year if the team – led by captain Jill Scott – don’t win.
He said: “I’ve had three years with the world team and we won. Now England need a win. If we don’t do it,
Redknapp and Bolt. Inset, stars in training
I’ll get my cards.” Harry’s co-manager is Stormzy, with Line of Duty’s Vicky Mcclure, Chelsea manager Emma Hayes and David Seaman as coaches.
Usain Bolt will captain the World XI team, while Mel C will co-manage with Line of Duty’s Martin Compston, Robbie Keane and Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino. Soccer Aid was founded by Robbie Williams in 2006 and has so far raised £75m to help children worldwide.