London, May 12 (ANI): The Three Lions stars have ordered a vast stock of mouth-numbing Tabasco, Peri-Peri and Wasabi paste sauces to be shipped out to their training camp in South Africa.
According to The Sun, the red-hot dips are famed for their anti-inflammatory properties and can be used to dull the pain of sporting injuries.
It quoted sports nutritionist Laura Street, as saying: “Having so many hot and spicy condiments on the England team”s official food list may seem strange, but there is a logic at work here.”
“It is important to enjoy food, but if the players become bored of what”s on the menu, they”re likely to eat less and that will affect their performance. Having hot sauces to spice up their meals should keep their appetites up,” Street added.
Tesco is jetting out the sauces, ordered by the Football Association.
The lads have also requested crates of custard, strawberry jam, organic chocolate and English mustard — plus bottles of brown sauce.
The team has shunned traditional tea, requesting herbal, peppermint, fruit, Earl Grey, and jasmine blends.
Healthier items in the player”s grub shipment include seaweed sheets, pine nuts and dried apricots, plus Italian Arborio risotto rice, extra virgin olive oil, Giacobazzi balsamic vinegar for boss Fabio Capello.
The players need carbs like rice and high sugar snacks, including jam and dried fruits to fuel their bodies for the 90 minutes on the pitch. (ANI)