You can’t accuse England supporter Teddy Allen of lacking confidence ahead of the Three Lions’ World Cup semi final clash with Croatia.
The dad-of-two is so convinced the his team will win football’s biggest tournament he’s had a special tattoo of captain Harry Kane inked on his thigh.
The tattoo includes the words ‘World Cup winners’ and was made just days after he had ‘It’s coming home’ penned on his right wrist.
The 30-year-old spent four hours in the chair while the striker’s face was carefully recreated just above his left knee.
And should England triumph in Wednesday’s semi-final against Croatia, he plans to have Gareth Southgate drawn next to Harry.
Teddy, from Biddulph, Staffs, said It’s the team England have this year – such a young team and they’re gelling together much better than any of the teams I’ve seen before. That’s why I think we’ll win. I’ve thought it from day one, but especially after our 6-1 win against Panama.
I had Harry Kane tattooed because he’s the main man, and the one that will do it for us.
He is my favourite player, even though I’m a Stoke City fan and I hate the goals he’s put in against us. But I’m prepared to put that behind me for the country. Even the haters and pessimists have got behind this World Cup.
I haven’t thought as far ahead to the final yet, but I’m sure we will come up with something
If we don’t win, I might have a tattoo of a red rubber stamp saying ‘void’ over the Harry Kane. Or I’m thinking of just going with it.
I know quite a few people have had similar tattoos for the World Cup and if we aren’t the winners, it’s just one of those things. I will be disappointed though as a fan.
I already have both arms covered in tattoos, as well as both my legs.
Tattoo artist Bradley Fleming, from Pedantic Ink in Fenton, came up with the idea for Teddy – but was surprised on
Sunday night when he received a text asking for him to do it for real.
The pair have known each other since 2011 and Teddy already has a gorilla design and Whitney Houston portrait on his legs courtesy of Bradley’s needle.
Bradley even came in on his day off to complete the tattoo – and waived his fee.
The 28-year-old, from Lightwood, said It all started as a joke. I thought that it would be funny, if we beat Sweden, tohave ‘World Cup champions’ – even if we do not win the World Cup.
But I do believe that we will win and that football is coming home. If it’s Belgium against England in the final we can definitely win.
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