Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last few days, you’ll know that Robbie Williams and his England team won Sunday’s big Soccer Aid game at Old Trafford. Of course, we could put their 3-1 victory down to their great footballing skills (that Aston Merrygold was quite the nippy player) or maybe it was Robbie’s amazing captaincy (he’s good at cracking the jokes, we hear)… but we know what – or who - really inspired the England team (which included Robbie, Mark Owen, JLS boys Aston Merrygold and Marvin Humes and even John Bishop and Paddy McGuinness) – and that was pretty soprano singer Laura Wright, who gave them a very exclusive performance in their dressing room before the game.
Laura, who officially opened the tournament, was invited by Robbie after the Rudebox singer saw her perform at the FA Cup final a few weeks ago. Apparently, he was so impressed that he asked her to head to the dressing rooms to give the team their very special pep talk.
“Robbie’s a big fan of Laura,” an insider told us. “And as soon as he heard she was performing at the game, he asked if she would give the England team a personal performance. It calmed the boys’ nerves so much that they went on to win!”
Those boys could have had all sorts of refreshments and food, a load of cold beer waiting for them, perhaps even their own masseuse – but we’re pretty impressed that the likes of Aston, Marv and even Rob were driven to win by this lady with a great voice. Although, we reckon the hot red dress she was wearing probably helped with their confidence levels too…