Michael Owen Reveals The Best XI He's Played With And Against
Many forget how prolific Michael Owen was in the prime of his career. 324 goals in 602 appearance for club and country is some feat, especially when you've played against some of the best in Europe.
During his time at Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester United, the striker played with and against some of the best to ever grace the beautiful game. But who makes it into his best XI?
Just picked the best players I've played with and against for our Premier League world feed show with @SteveBowercomm. Not an easy job! pic.twitter.com/aknTAFI084
- michael owen (@themichaelowen) October 18, 2017
The 37-year-old revealed the findings on his official Twitter account, with big names like Zinedine Zidane, Cafu and Steven Gerrard making team of players he played with.
Unsurprisingly, the likes of Lionel Messi and Thierry Henry feature on those he found toughest to play against. The fact that Roy Keane, Francesco Totti and Rivaldo only manage to make the bench is testament to how brilliant this XI is.
MICHAEL OWEN'S BEST XI HE'S PLAYED AGAINST:
MICHAEL OWEN'S BEST XI HE'S PLAYED WITH:
Owen wrote on Twitter: "Just picked the best players I've played with and against for our Premier League world feed show with @SteveBowerComm. Not an easy job!"
Out of the above, which team is best? Sorry John, you didn't quite make the cut.
Did I make the bench? :pray::pray::pray::pray::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::innocent:
- John Arne Riise (@JARiiseOfficial) October 18, 2017
Back in August, BT pundit Owen was interviewed by the Premier League's official website and provided his views on a number of topics such as the race for top four, the surprise package, the young player to watch and new signings.
He was also quizzed on who he thinks will scoop the Golden Boot gong by the time the 2017/18 campaign is done and dusted.
Owen, a Ballon d'Or winner in 2001, did not even mention Spurs striker Harry Kane, who has been the top dog in terms of goals in the top flight for the past two seasons on the trot, while he also didn't mention Romelu Lukaku despite picking the Belgian as the signing he is most excited about.
Instead, Owen opted for Premier League new boy Alexandre Lacazette. Arsenal's club-record signing scored 28 goals in Ligue One, second only to PSG's Edinson Cavani, last season, and Owen believes he will carry that form into the top tier of English football.
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