- Shearer and Lineker chose their team of five on The Rest Is Football podcast
- Only one of the two former English forwards managed to get into the team
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Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer were asked to name their dream team of five, but ended up choosing one player too many.
Former England strikers and their Match of the Day colleagues were asked to choose a dream team from experts and presenters they had worked with.
There were some obvious choices on their team, but they still found it difficult as they ended up naming a six-man team.
Answering the question on The Rest is Football podcast, Lineker replied: “Well, you would definitely be in my five-a-side Alan.”
“I would have Thierry Henry, who I have worked with many times, of course, at the World Cups and, hopefully, at the Euros.”
Alan Shearer and Gary Lineker were asked to choose their dream team of five from experts and presenters they had worked with.
Thierry Henry and Roy Keane were two of the most obvious choices to make the selection.
Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel got the nod in goal ahead of Shay Given.
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Moving into midfield, Lineker said former Arsenal and Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas would be in the squad.
Shearer then named one of his former on-field rivals who he’s faced in the past, saying: ‘Keano! Roy Keane is in the world of experts.
Lineker replied: ‘Yeah, you’d probably have Roy Keane in there. Rio Ferdinand, defender.
Newcastle legend Shearer agreed with Ferdinand’s selection, before asking his co-host whether Peter Schmeichel or Shay Given should be selected in goal.
Lineker said, “Well, I think Schmeichel tops that as well as Shay Given did.”
The former Match of the Day presenter, realizing they had chosen too many players, joked: “I think we have about seven players, but no one counts.”
Cesc Fábregas was perhaps the most surprising choice despite his exceptional career
Former Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand was the obvious choice to play in defence.
Lineker named Shearer to the team, meaning they selected a player over
Micah Richards also hosts the podcast, but wasn’t around to put his name in the hat if he wanted to, as he worked with CBS Sports in Las Vegas for the Super Bowl pregame show alongside Henry, as well as his regular job in the Champions League. duty.
Another of the Match of the Day co-hosts, Ian Wright, also missed out on what turned out to be a team of six.
The pair have also worked with a wide range of football legends at international tournaments during their time at the BBC.
Among them are Didier Drogba, Jurgen Klinsmann, Vincent Kompany and Clarence Seedorf.