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Auf Wiedersehen! England stars are all smiles as they board their plane for the Euros armed with PlayStations, worn-in slippers and moisturiser, with captain Harry Kane leading the way

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England’s Euro 2024 hopefuls flew off to Germany on Monday after revealing face creams, worn-in slippers and computer games were among the huge luggage consignment that accompanied them.

The players made their way from St George’s Park to Birmingham Airport where their plane was waiting to whisk them away to Germany and a shot at bringing home the first piece of silverware in 58 years. 

The players were kitted out in all-black Nike gear, complete with official England badges as they made their way down the runway.

They wore black tracksuit shorts and trousers, black t-shirts with an England badge and Nike swoosh down the middle, as well as Nike tracksuit jackets as they departed St George’s Park and boarded their plane. 

Players posed for pictures in front of the plane as they made their way up the steps, with the squad and Gareth Southgate all smiles.

England players posed for pictures before boarding their plane to Germany (picture left to right: Kyle Walker, Jordan Pickford and John Stones)

Gareth Southgate led the way up the stairs as England got ready to fly over to Germany

Gareth Southgate led the way up the stairs as England got ready to fly over to Germany 

England's 26-player squad left Birmingham Airport on Monday where they departed for Germany

England’s 26-player squad left Birmingham Airport on Monday where they departed for Germany

Captain Harry Kane risked being the brunt of his team-mates’ jollity when was asked what his essential travel item was that he had packed to take to Germany.

‘What have I packed in my bag? I am boring. I have got the basics like iPad, headphones and a bit of face moisturiser. The missus will be happy with that.’

Former England women’s star Jill Scott then asked him: ‘So if you look good, you play good?’

Kane replied: ‘Exactly, that’s how it goes.’

But England’s all-time leading goal scorer said the team were serious about bringing the European Championship trophy home next month.

He said the ‘perfect combination’ was him winning the Golden Boot and leading England to victory, but he would still be happy if he didn’t score and ‘England brought it home.’

Declan Rice of Arsenal packed his PlayStation and said: ’We all have them, without them we would be lost.’

But he added: ‘It is a privilege and honour and it feels very real now. It is proper now.

‘We want to make history. I know we say it all the time, but we genuinely have a group and a manager who really believe.

Jude Bellingham (right) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (left) board the plane smiling and laughing

Jude Bellingham (right) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (left) board the plane smiling and laughing

Captain Harry Kane admitted that one of his key essentials when packing is a face moisturiser

Anthony Gordon (pictured) made the 26-man squad after a breakout season with Newcastle

Anthony Gordon (pictured) made the 26-man squad after a breakout season with Newcastle 

Declan Rice revealed that without his PlayStation he 'would be lost' as he told reporters what he had packed for the Euros

Declan Rice revealed that without his PlayStation he ‘would be lost’ as he told reporters what he had packed for the Euros

Phil Foden showed up with a suitcase in one hand and a bag in the other

Bellingham has joined up with the squad after winning the Champions League with Real Madrid

England’s players arrived back at St George’s earlier on Monday morning, with captain Kane leading the way

Kobbie Mainoo arrived in high spirits while clutching a large suitcase for his first major tournament

Mainoo is heading to his first major tournament with England

Kobbie Mainoo arrived in high spirits while clutching a large suitcase for his first major tournament

The squad emerged from St George's Park wearing all black Nike training gear complete with England badges as they made their way to the airport

The squad emerged from St George’s Park wearing all black Nike training gear complete with England badges as they made their way to the airport

‘We have a confidence that we can go there and do something really special. And of course, with that comes hard work. That is going to be the main thing.

‘Hard work as a team, unity and togetherness and with everyone behind us at home, we are going to feel that for sure.

‘So stick with us, be positive and let us see what happens.’

He said he enjoyed spending hours with his team mates ‘talking nonsense’ and Love Island was always a topic.

Pickford was spotted leaving for the coach to the airport with a personalised rucksack featuring a picture of himself on the back beneath the Wembley arches, complete with his initials ‘JP’ and the names ‘Megs’ and ‘Arlo’.

England of course head to Germany as one of the favourites given the depth in quality that Southgate can call upon, although they have not won a major tournament since 1966. 

They come into the tournament off the back of two underwhelming friendly performances against Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iceland, winning the former but suffering a morale-bruising 1-0 defeat by the latter on Friday.

Manchester United midfielder Kobbie Mainoo, 19, revealed one of his luxuries he had planned was his favourite ‘old slippers,’ as he prepares for his first major tournament away with the senior side. 

Prince William popped in to share some final words of wisdom with Gareth Southgate

Prince William popped in to share some final words of wisdom with Gareth Southgate

Jordan Pickford was snapped with a personalised rucksack with his name and likeness on the back

Jordan Pickford was snapped with a personalised rucksack with his name and likeness on the back

England will be based at the Weimarer Land Spa and Golf resort throughout Euro 2024

England will be based at the Weimarer Land Spa and Golf resort throughout Euro 2024

England have exclusive access to all 94 rooms, usually priced at £300 a night, of which 15 are suites, with another three possessing private saunas and free-standing bathtubs

England have exclusive access to all 94 rooms, usually priced at £300 a night, of which 15 are suites, with another three possessing private saunas and free-standing bathtubs

The luxurious complex which England will have exclusively also features a room filled with water beds

The luxurious complex which England will have exclusively also features a room filled with water beds 

England will face three long trips from their base in Blankenhain during the group stages

He said he was ‘buzzing’ when he found out he had been selected for his country in his first season in the Premier League and was happy to share the news with his supportive overjoyed father.

The players signed autographs and chatted with fans at St George’s Park before boarding a coach to their plane which lands in Germany tonight.

The team will make a luxury hotel in Blankenhain their base while battling to end nearly 60 years of footballing hurt for England.

At the the Weimarer Land Spa and Golf Resort, which England have paid approximately £850,000 for, the players will find three golf, a padel court and even a robot called Robbie, who only speaks German, to serve the players and collect their dishes.

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