In his latest book ‘Reboot : My Life, My Time’, English football legend Michael Owen has cited in his all time favourite starting 11 consisting the Three Lions stars. Which players have made the final cut? Let’s find out.
The 39 year old has chosen Glenn Hoddle as the gaffer, who took the Englishmen to the group of 16 in the 1998 FIFA World Cup, to manage a 3-5-2 formation for the dream 11, but has excluded himself out of the team.
The Liverpool hall of fame, who swapped jersey with the Galacticos in 2004, before joining Newcastle United just the following year, has recently been dealing slack with former Magpies teammate Alan Shearer, deprecating the legend’s time at St. James Park.
Add to that, Owen’s bitterness towards David Beckham regarding the red card against Argentina in the 1998 World Cup, it was expected that the duo would be left out of his team.
However the clash hasn’t stopped Owen to call up their names as his preferred front man and midfielder, an example of true sportsmanship.
Standing under the crossbar is the Gunners legend David Seaman: “the best goalkeeper over the past couple of decades” as Owen describes the 75 times capped former international.
The trio in charge of defense are to be Sol Campbell, John Terry and Rio Ferdinand, three of the best center backs of their time.
Owen’s teammates from Old Trafford and Anfield- Paul Scholes and Steven Gerrard, are his preferred central midfielders, and Ashley Cole joins up David Beckham on the wings.
Chelsea manager and legend Frank Lampard is chosen to be Owen’s favourite man as the attacking midfielder, as he narrates: “Frank’s goalscoring record is phenomenal.”
Linking up Shearer up front is England’s all time top goalscorer Wayne Rooney, currently landing screamers in the MLS for DC United.