Jurgen Klinsmann says Germany stole England's iconic Football's Coming Home chant in 1996


He told the Guardian: “I pulled my calf muscle in the quarter-final against Croatia. It forced me to watch the semi-final [against England] from the stands.

“The whole stadium erupted and were singing Football’s Coming Home. It gave you chills; it didn’t matter whether you were English or German. That was unforgettable.”

Klinsmann said the German team and fans sung it when they arrived back in Frankfurt Airport following the side’s victory over Czech Republic at Wembley.

Klinsmann said: “We all watched that game. We were just freaking out when Gascoigne scored that goal.

“Honestly, there is no German player who is not a fan of Gazza.

“Then the celebration when Teddy [Sheringham] is squeezing the water bottle, it was fantastic.

“Two sets of amazing fans, pure excitement, pure entertainment. And then you have Paul Gascoigne on the field, that just takes it to another level.”



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