England's Jesse Lingard chats about how his popular 'JL' celebration pose came about

Wednesday 27 Jun 2018
Jesse Lingard celebrates his goal against Panama in his own inimitable style

As more and more young England fans have been imitating Jesse Lingard’s impressive array of goal celebrations, the man himself has explained his latest.

The Three Lions forward scored his first World Cup goal in the win over Panama on Sunday and after a quick dance, the now trademark ‘JL’ pose was struck.

And Lingard, appearing as a guest in Tuesday’s edition of Lions’ Den, revealed it all began when England and Manchester United team-mate Marcus Rashford gave him the idea.

"Before the West Brom game, me and Marcus were speaking and he's come up with a celebration for myself…” said Lingard.

"I was doing some mad stuff and looking at it like it was JL, but then it could look like LJ, so I turned it around and it was done, in five minutes.

"Marcus tried to do one for himself and could do the M, but he couldn't get the R in.”

You can hear the full story on Lions’ Den, which you can watch back in the media player above.

Jesse and Ruben Loftus-Cheek celebrate in the game against Panama

Lingard also spoke about the enjoyment the squad have had in seeing the video clips of fans celebrating England’s goals and performances from back home, from the two group games so far.

"It's crazy to see the clips back home, because here, we don't really know what's going on,” he said.

“It's mad and the support is unbelievable and that's what we need to drive us through the competition."

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By FA Staff