MOVE over, Mesut Ozil.
When the Arsenal playmaker confirmed what an everyday man he was by taking the Tube for a sightseeing tour over the weekend, social media blew up!
However the German star is not the primary footballer to courageous the push hour crowd and make a journey on the London Underground.
Messrs Dier, Eriksen and Zaha have all charged up their Oyster playing cards and acquired on a practice.
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.
The German nationwide workforce
Earlier than they performed England in a global 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 most effective 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 Road, had a nosey on the Sherlock Holmes museum earlier than heading to the Metropolitan Line to get to Wembley Park.
Christian Eriksen and Eric Dier
As a result of it is all the time greatest for footballing teammates to journey in pairs.
Spurs stars Eriksen and Dier have been snapped a day after celebrating a Four-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 acquired off, however they have been having fun with some downtime earlier than a vital sport towards Leicester.
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 determined he did not need to drive his fancy automobile house.
He even snubbed the concept of taking a cab. Zaha solely acquired on the Tube in his full package for his journey house.
And like a seasoned traveler, he had some headphones on and wasn’t prepared to speak to some other commuters, preferring to maintain to himself.
You’ll’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 practice 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 may get underground.
He ought to’ve ditched the hat!
He is only a common Joe now…
The previous Man Metropolis midfielder turned TalkSport host confirmed he is identical to certainly one of us when he was pictured getting on the practice again in 2014.
One eager fan determined to share his snap on Twitter, telling the world Joey was ‘slumming it’ however we predict it is commendable.
Nevertheless, not too certain of the John Lennon-style breton cap although.
There would undoubtedly be much more snug methods for the massive man to journey!
‘Couchy’ was spied squeezing his 6’7″ body right into a carriage shortly after asserting his missus Abbey Clancy was anticipating their third youngster.
Making an attempt to go as incognito as attainable, Peter wore a baseball cap over his face and a white shirt to appear 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.
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 sporting the black and white of the Toon, he topped up his Oyster 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.
When the Leicester Metropolis huge man was at Aston Villa, he made one younger fan’s day by posing for a snap.
Albrighton was touring 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 standard fan in 2012.
Joe Ledley and Martin Kelly
Present Palace full again 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 of their full sports activities regalla on the Tube in 2015.
However by the appears of Kelly attentively gazing on the Underground map, he wanted to have an excellent look to see the place he was going.
You’ll 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.
‘MIND THE GAP’ Arsenal star Mesut Ozil turns into London vacationer for the day after starring for the Gunners towards Crystal Palace
Casually wearing a hoodie and denims, together with his earphones plugged into his ears, Chiriches appeared comfortable on the practice in 2014.
In actual fact, we have by no means seen him look so snug in north London.
Whereas on mortgage at Fulham, the German midfielder endeared himself to The Cottagers devoted by taking the tube house after a sport.
Afteer all, he starred in a 1-Zero win over Newcastle again in 2014 and wished to share a snap of himself being an everyday punter.
He wrote for the caption: “What a Aid!! Very joyful to have received right now:-))) as u most likely discover “smile”
“Nonetheless.. Subsequent Station, Dwelling!;-))))) Thx for The brillant Assist, superb Spirit at craven cottage!” Legend.
The fashionable day Tube pioneer.
When Christian Gross took up his publish at Tottenham Hotspur in 1997 he determined he would take the Tube to his press convention.
Happy with his efforts, he then informed a pack of journalists (proudly flashing his travelcard) and calling it “the ticket of his goals.”
A yr later he was sacked, however we’ll always remember that second.
A cheeky pretender to the crown…
The Southampton midfielder had a pop at Mesut Ozil’s tube snap by posting his personal on Instagram this week.
Romeu even slyly captioned the pic, the place he appeared moody, “Doing Ozil’s issues” with a winking face emoji, in addition to a practice emoji.
Perhaps Romeu had the hump as a result of nobody recognised him?
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 semifinal conflict with Arsenal final season.
“Legend” 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.