Uri Geller takes credit for England’s win by claiming he magically folded Thomas Muller’s shot wide
The British-Israeli illusionist has claimed he has a role to play in England’s recent memorable 2-0 win over Germany at Wembley after forcing Thomas Muller’s late chance.
It is not the first time that illusionist Uri Geller has claimed to have played his part in a historic England victory as the Three Lions beat Germany at Wembley Stadium.
25 years after telling audiences he had to thank Scotland star Gary McAllister who missed his free kick at Euro 96, Geller said he was living up to his old tricks as Germany’s side Joachim Löw was beaten 2-0 after goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane.
Two and a half decades ago, Geller revealed how he shouted “One, two, three, MOVE!” just before McAllister stepped in to take the penalty, with reruns showing how the ball seemed to move very slightly just before his boot made contact.
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Fast forward to 2021 and Wembley was the scene of another historic European Championship victory, this time against Germany in the round of 16.
Sterling gave the hosts the advantage, but just before Kane made the result beyond any doubt, a back pass from England’s first goalscorer inadvertently allowed German striker Thomas Muller to score.
As the Bayern Munich star rushed into a one-on-one with Three Lions goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, much of Wembley and indeed the whole country could barely watch.
However, both groups of fans were shocked when the forward, so prolific throughout his career, pushed back his luck after shooting right next to Pickford’s goal.
Sterling collapsed to the ground in relief as England faithful inside the pitch celebrated as if their own team had scored.
Although anyone who witnessed it would have blamed the moment on the fact that Muller was simply a waste in front of goal, Geller claimed it was his influence that deflected the effort – even if he wasn’t actually in the ground, but thousands of kilometers away. in Israel.
Speaking to the Jewish Telegraph, Geller explained, “There is no doubt in my mind that I was responsible for Muller’s failure.
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“I was about to take the stage. I was behind the curtain. Shipi [his brother-in-law and assistant] had the Euros app on her phone and I was watching the game.
“The saxophonist also had the match and he will vouch that, as Muller prepared to shoot, I shouted, ‘One, two, three, fold.’
“He was also shouting ‘fold’ as Muller tried to make contact with the ball. Instead of the word ‘move’ I used in 1996, I shouted ‘fold’. When I saw that the ‘England had won, I ran to the stage and everyone was cheering.
“If you read the miss in slow motion, you will be amazed at what you see. The power of the mind is immense.”