Mesut Ozil unveils Euro fantasy football team – with just one England player

Mesut Ozil has revealed his fantasy team for Euro 2020 this summer – and only one England player has made the cut.

The former Arsenal midfielder, who won the World Cup with Germany in 2014, has taken to Twitter to reveal which stars he has opted for in his XI.

He has selected one of his old Gunners team-mates in between the sticks, with Wojciech Szczesny getting the nod as his goalkeeper.

Szczesny, who has spent the last four years at Juventus after departing the Emirates in 2017, finds himself in a group with Slovakia, Spain and Sweden as Poland's No.1 shot-stopper.

At the back Ozil has deployed Portugal veteran Pepe, Germany centre-back Antonio Rudiger and Ukraine left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko in a three-man defence.

While he operates at left-back under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, though, Zinchenko's inclusion here is a bit of a hack considering he plays further forward in midfield for Ukraine.

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Ozil has picked a midfield consisting of compatriot Leroy Sane, towering Czech Republic star Tomas Soucek, 21-year-old Turkey ace Halil Dervisoglu and Phil Foden, who is the only England player in his team.

The Fenerbahce man has then put together a mouthwatering attack, with Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo earning a place.

Karim Benzema, who has been recalled to the France squad for this summer's tournament after six years in the cold, is also in his frontline along with Spain forward Alvaro Morata.

On his substitutes bench, Ozil has included another two Turkish players in goalkeeper Altay Bayindir and midfielder İrfan Kahveci.

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Spain ace Ferran Torres has also earned a place on his bench along with Hungary's Adam Szalai.

After revealing his fantasy team for the tournament, which gets underway on Friday night, Ozil wrote on Twitter: "My fantasy football team for UEFA @EURO2020. What do you all think? Who's beating me?"

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