Paul Gascoigne hands out pies to fans as he enjoys England’s clash with Switzerland
PAUL GASCOIGNE handed out pies to fans during England’s win over Switzerland at the King Power Stadium.
In exclusive SunSport pictures, the former England star can be seen giving adoring young fans free grub and treating them to photos.
Gazza, 51, was in one of the VIP boxes for the 1-0 victory and offered a plate of pies to fans sat in front, encouraging them to come for snaps.
Speaking after the game, Gareth Southgate revealed that Gascoigne wanted to pull on his boots.
Southgate revealed: “”He did offer to play! I got lots of hugs. His passion for the game and for England is always huge.”
The former England star joked had joked he was ready for selection after the England boss claimed the former Newcastle and Spurs icon was the only English world beater in his lifetime.
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Alongside the snap of our headline, Gazza wrote: “Cheers Gareth. I’ll be there tomorrow. Oh Gareth, I take a size 9, I’ll see what I can do.
“I’ll pop down and see you x good luck mate and thanks for the kind words mate x Wow. Love Gazza x.”
Following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Spain, boss Southgate bemoaned England’s failure to find a playmaker, saying: “The only one in my lifetime is Gascoigne.”
Asked about Gazza’s cheeky comeback offer, Southgate (with the midfielder at Euro 96, right) smiled: “It’s probably a little too late! But he was a wonderful player.”
Southgate and Gascoigne, former England team-mates, met up in the tunnel before kick-off for a laugh and a handshake.
In a SunSport column on Tuesday, the 51-year-old said: “I’m not being big-headed but it’s impossible to be the next Paul Gascoigne.
“He was right, wasn’t he? I was the best.
“There will never be another Bryan Robson. There will never be another Pele. And there will never be another Paul Gascoigne.
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“I’m the only Paul Gascoigne and I would never put that pressure on a player to be the next one.
“It’s impossible. I’m not being big-headed, it’s just impossible.”
England laboured to a narrow victory over their Swiss opponents, with Rashford sneaking in at the back post to volley home ten minutes after the break to add to his opener against Spain on Saturday.