KING Harry Kane ruled France when The Sun took over the capital and told the French “it’s coming home”.
King Harry Kane ruled France when The Sun took over the capital
THE SUNAnother caption brands Kyle Walker a king ahead of Kylian Mbappe[/caption]
The SunA picture of starlet Jude Bellingham with “It’s coming home” was also projected[/caption]
Traffic stopped as locals looked upwards and gasped as we projected our heroes all over the historic city.
The French newspapers declared that Les Blues winger Kylian Mbappe was their king.
‘Il rentre chez nous’ meaning it’s coming home also accompanied a picture of young starlet Jude Bellingham.
Our team lit up the City of Light with a series of projections declaring that it will be Gaul over for Didier Deschamps’ side in the quarter finals when they take on Gareth Southgate’s men.
France are World Cup holders, having got their hands on the prized trophy in Russia four years ago.
But our young team intends to dethrone them in what is sure to be a titanic tussle between two incredibly talented sides.
Many Parisians congratulated The Sun for taking such a humorous approach to the crunch match.
While one woman shouted “go home” after seeing the cheeky poster projected onto her street.
Paris couple Louis Lemarchand, 23, and Fanny Thoumy, 22, were delighted to see an image of Harry Kane appearing in front of the Eiffel Tower, but insisted: “France are still going to win”
Louis said: “It’s going to be a great game, and I think France will win 3-1.
“Good luck to the English – they have fantastic fans, but that won’t be enough.”
Fanny said: “Wow – those projections are absolutely amazing. We love them! They are so funny.”
Agnes Pechette, a French woman who was taking pictures of The Sun images, smiled: ‘’I didn’t expect to see that in Paris. You English should go home!”
Napoleon Bonaparte would be spinning in his grave at how easily we penetrated the French capital’s defences.
Under the cover of darkness we ghosted up to the Eiffel Tower.
There in front of the 984ft Iron Lady we demonstrated the power of England’s attack as our 30ft high images roared on the Three Lions.
Jude Bellingham, 19, Bukayo Saka, 21, Phil Foden, 22, Marcus Rashford, 25, Walker, 32, and Kane, 29, all stood proudly way above the commuters, Christmas shoppers and tourists.
At the Trocadero, in front of France’s most famous symbol, two England fans cheered on our stunt.
Lauren Wilks, 23, a nursery practitioner from Sheffield, said: “I think The Sun’s England projections are really great.”
While Lewis Margrim, 29, a steelworker from Sheffield agreed that England will be victorious this evening.
He said: “I think England are going to win 2-1. If we keep Mbappe quiet we’ll be alright.”
‘KYLE CAN DO IT’
Kyle Walker’s hometown is Sheffield and England fans will be hoping his steely calm and lightning pace can stop Mbappe in his tracks.
“Kyle can do it,” said Lewis.
Mbappe, 23, is the tournament’s top scorer with five goals and is the best paid football player in the world.
Also lighting up the sky were the screens of mobile phones videoing the event.
People gathered, called their friends and pointed towards the massive images of England stars.
To make sure the messages were clear we delivered them to our Gallic neighbours over the channel in both French and English.
At Avenue du Maine Frenchman Gerard Jeandin chuckled at the stunt.
He said: “I think it’s funny. We don’t have to fight.”
Along rue du General Camou, under the lights of the Eiffel Tower, more people gathered to take in the sight of England’s Lions.
Moniq Bisla, 31, and a British marketing manager who lives in Paris said: “It’s lovely to see this in Paris.
“I think England have got a really good chance of winning.”
Tomas Olaio, 19, from Lisbon, Portugal, “Those images are brilliant. I hope Portugal ends up playing England in the tournament.”
The proud projections, including lethal striker Rashford, who has scored three goals so far at the Qatar World Cup, even convinced one teenager to get behind our boys.
Alicia Puyo, 18, from Barcelona, Spain, said: “My country is out, but this has inspired me to start supporting England.”
In the trendy 3rd arrondissement, where young men and women gathered in the cold outside bars and cafes we projected the images of England stars two more times.
Above the heads of the chattering drinkers attacking genius Foden tugged with pride on his England badge and teenage maestro Bellingham, whose displays in Qatar have seen him declared the best midfielder in the world, grabbed his own shirt with delight.
Any of Southgate’s strong squad could be heroes tomorrow night.
The team’s chances were boosted by the return of 28-year-old striker Raheem Sterling, who had left the training camp to be with his family in London following a raid on his home.
Across England fans will be crowing into bars and families will gather in front of TV screens to cheer them on.
It is estimated that 22 million people will tune in for the match, which kicks off at 7pm.
Defeating the French in the knockout stages of the World Cup would be a historic victory.
But even before tomorrow’s historic clash England stars have already made their mark in France.
The SunBellingham’s message was also in French for the locals[/caption]
Rashford on the boards in Paris
The SunPhil Foden also made a cheeky appearance[/caption]