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Jesse Lingard Reveals Goalscoring Celebration Was 'Welcoming Gift' For Cristiano Ronaldo

Arjun Singh Devgan
Jesse Lingard scored his first goals for England in nearly three years during their 4-0 win over Andorra
Jesse Lingard scored his first goals for England in nearly three years during their 4-0 win over Andorra / Shaun Botterill/Getty Images
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England midfielder, Jesse Lingard has opened up on his goalscoring celebration during England's 4-0 win over Andorra in a 2022 World Cup qualifier on Sunday, claiming that it was a "welcoming gift" for Manchester United team-mate, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Lingard scored a brace on the night, which was his first goals for England in nearly three years and this comes as a boost for the player considering that he has been on the fringes of the first-team for both club and country in the recent past.

“Me and Mason [Mount] were thinking of celebrations this week and obviously we mixed my celebration with Cristiano’s I said I’d do it. Yeah it’s a little welcoming gift [for Ronaldo] but yeah he’ll settle in quickly he’ll help this team brilliantly," he said when asked about his celebration.

“It feels amazing, always amazing to put on an England shirt but to score and do well for your country is perfect. I thought the lads played well, it was a professional performance and now we move onto Poland. It’s always a great feeling scoring for your country and their moments you don’t forget of course the team helped me do that.”

Gareth Southgate's side are currently unbeaten in their World Cup qualifying group and will next be seen in action against Poland on Wednesday, September 8th.

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