FOOTBALLERS… generally they’re similar to us.
Former Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil confirmed what an everyday man he was by taking the Tube for a sightseeing tour earlier than he left our shores for Turkey.
Mesut Ozil is not the one footballer to take the TubeCredit score: Instagram @m10_official
However the German star is not the primary footballer to courageous the frenzy hour crowd and make a journey on the London Underground.
Messrs Dier, Eriksen and Zaha have all charged up their Oyster playing cards and bought on a prepare.
And there is an honourable point out for former Spurs supervisor Christian Gross who bragged about getting the Tube to his first press convention as Tottenham boss.
A pioneer in these circles.
Credit score: Handout – Getty Per Mertesacker seems thrilled to be on the London Underground[/caption]
Earlier than they performed England in a world pleasant at Wembley again in 2013, Per Mertesacker, Mats Hummels and supervisor Joachim Low tried the underground.
They ventured on the Bakerloo Line, speaking to different commuters and did the very best to slot in with the locals.
They stated they did it to flee the congested streets of London, and the German FA have been delighted it was their first time on the Tube
Apparently, they modified at Baker Avenue, had a nosey on the Sherlock Holmes museum earlier than heading to the Metropolitan Line to get to Wembley Park.
The German nationwide crew went to Wembley Park for a pleasant towards EnglandCredit score: Handout
The German nationwide crew modified at Baker Avenue to soak up the Sherlock Holmes museumCredit score: Handout – Getty
Christian Eriksen and Eric Dier
As a result of it is at all times greatest for footballing team-mates to journey in pairs.
Former Spurs star Eriksen and his pal Dier have been snapped a day after celebrating a 4-1 win over Sunderland in 2016 on the Tube.
They appeared in jovial spirits as they joked with one another and passengers, fortunately posing for snaps.
No phrase on the place they bought off, however they have been having fun with some downtime earlier than a vital sport towards Leicester.
Eric Dier and Christian Eriksen share amusing on the London UndergroundCredit score: Twitter
The Palace winger makes use of his dazzling ft to good impact on the pitch, so he undoubtedly ought to’ve paid consideration to these ‘Thoughts the Hole’ bulletins.
After a sport towards Manchester Metropolis in 2016 on the Etihad, Zaha was seen finishing the ultimate leg of his journey house on the Tube.
Higher nonetheless, he even wore his full package – simply so he could not be missed.
And like a seasoned traveller, he had some headphones on and wasn’t prepared to speak to another commuters, preferring to maintain to himself.
Wilfried Zaha saved his headphones on throughout his London Underground experienceCredit score: Twitter
You’d’ve thought they’d lay on a automobile…
Earlier than Spanish worldwide Mata joined Man United, he was snapped getting on the Tube to get a connecting prepare to Manchester in 2014.
However he clearly wasn’t a Tube common, oh no, no, no, as a result of he was wrapped up far too heat. Everybody is aware of how sweaty you will get underground. He ought to’ve ditched the hat!
Juan Mata took the Tube earlier than heading to Manchester to signal for UnitedCredit score: Twitter
He is only a common Joe now…
The previous Man Metropolis midfielder turned supervisor confirmed he is similar to considered one of us when he was pictured getting on the prepare again in 2014.
One eager fan determined to share his snap on Twitter, telling the world Joey was ‘slumming it’ however we expect it is commendable.
Nevertheless, not too positive of the John Lennon-style breton cap although.
Joey Barton tried to go inconspicuous on the Tube by carrying a hatCredit score: Twitter
There would undoubtedly be much more comfy methods for the massive man to journey!
‘Crouchy’ was spied squeezing his 6’7″ body right into a carriage shortly after asserting his missus Abbey Clancy was anticipating their third youngster.
Attempting to go as incognito as potential, Peter wore a baseball cap over his face and a white shirt to look like an each man.
It was a busy Friday evening, however that did not cease Peter having fun with his experience although on the Northern Line.
Peter Crouch stood out like a sore thumb when he took the prepareCredit score: Splash Information
Hatem Ben Arfa
When the Frenchman was plying his commerce at Newcastle United in 2014, he thought he’d give the Tube a go.
Shortly after carrying the black and white of the Toon, he topped up his Oyster card and touched into the Underground.
One keen fan managed to get a snap together with his hero, even hashtag calling the midfielder a ‘#toplad’ for his efforts. Ben Arfa does not look that thrilled to have been noticed although.
Hatem Ben Arfa appeared thrilled to be recognised by a fan on the London UndergroundCredit score: Twitter
When the Leicester Metropolis huge man was at Aston Villa, he made one younger fan’s day by posing for a snap.
Albrighton was travelling on the Tube, presumably the District and Hammersmith and Metropolis strains, after a sport towards West Ham United.
Good on Albrighton for fortunately smiling for a photograph, in addition to taking the Tube like a traditional fan in 2012.
Marc Albrighton made a younger fan’s request a dream on the TubeCredit score: Twitter
Joe Ledley and Martin Kelly
Palace full-back Kelly and former Eagle Joe Ledley took on the commoners route by going underground.
The pair have been tickled pink after they have been noticed and snapped sat down on the Tube in 2015.
However by the seems of Kelly attentively gazing on the Underground map, he wanted to have a great look to see the place he was going.
Martin Kelly and Joe Ledley discovered one thing to chuckle about on the TubeCredit score: Twitter
You’d by no means recognise him…
The previous Spurs centre-half might’ve gone fully unnoticed on the Tube if one eagle-eyed fan hadn’t sneaked this image.
Casually wearing a hoodie and denims, together with his earphones plugged into his ears, Chiriches appeared relaxed on the prepare in 2014.
The truth is, we have by no means seen him look so comfy in North London.
Vlad Chiriches blended in on the TubeCredit score: Twitter
Whereas on mortgage at Fulham, the German midfielder endeared himself to The Cottagers trustworthy by taking the Tube house after a sport.
In spite of everything, he simply starred in a 1-0 win over Newcastle again in 2014 and wished to share a snap of himself being an everyday punter.
Lewis Holtby gave Fulham followers cheer by taking the Tube house after a winCredit score: Twitter
The fashionable day Tube pioneer.
When Christian Gross took up his put up at Tottenham Hotspur in 1997 he determined he would take the Tube to his press convention.
Happy with his efforts, he then advised a pack of journalists (proudly flashing his travelcard) and calling it “the ticket of his desires.”
A 12 months later he was sacked, however we’ll always remember that second.
Christian Gross flashed his travelcard because the ‘ticket of his desires’Credit score: Information Group Newspapers Ltd
A cheeky pretender to the crown…
The Southampton midfielder had a pop at Mesut Ozil’s Tube snap by posting his personal on Instagram.
Romeu even slyly captioned the pic, the place he appeared moody, “Doing Ozil’s issues” with a winking face emoji, in addition to a prepare emoji.
Perhaps Romeu had the hump as a result of nobody recognised him?
Oriol Romeu poked enjoyable at Mesut Ozil when he took the TubeCredit score: Instagram
When our SunSport reporter Gary Stonehouse noticed Roberto Mancini on the Tube, he could not wait to get a snap.
We spied the Italian don heading to Wembley for his former membership Man Metropolis’s semi-final conflict with Arsenal.
Mancini posted for photos with followers, telling one he wished to be Arsenal supervisor subsequent season. He additionally gave our Gary some nice Tube banter.
SunSport’s Gary Stonehouse poses with Roberto Mancini on the TubeCredit score: Twitter
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