The Prince of Wales has sent Aston Villa a message of support as he mourns the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Steven Gerrard has revealed.
Jacob Ramsey sealed a 1-0 victory over Southampton on Friday after Villa Park paid their respects.
Prince William, a lifelong Villa fan, is in London ahead of his grandmother’s state funeral on Monday.
« He sent a message within the week, to the club, and it shows how much he thinks about this club, » Gerrard said.
“It certainly surprised me. He is very involved in Villa. For him to send a message in the situation he finds himself in is really impressive. »
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Villa moved up to 13th after a second win of the season – and a first clean sheet since April – on an evening that began with a minute’s silence and the national anthem, before a 70-minute round of applause to honor the 70 years of the Queen’s reign.
« It’s up to us to reward that [Prince William’s message] with a result and a clean sheet, I’m sure he’ll be proud,” Gerrard said, “It was along the lines of ‘would love to be there’.
“He is constantly in touch. He is very supportive of the boys individually. It’s really impressive, his knowledge and how much he participates in it. »
All English football was canceled last weekend following the death of Britain’s longest-serving monarch at the age of 96.
The English Football League resumed on Tuesday, with respectfully observed tributes, as in Friday’s two Premier League games.
All the lights even went out during the minute’s silence at Villa Park, except for a spotlight on Aston Villa and Southampton players in the center circle.
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