Many Manchester City fans bemoan Jesus Navas’ poor decision-making when he gets into dangerous positions on the pitch.
But that decision making isn’t anywhere near as bad as the one he’s just made when picking his five-a-side team from his teammates past and present.
Navas has played with some unbelievable players in his career. He’s been involved with the impressive Seville when they had the likes of Sergio Ramos, Dani Alves and Alvaro Negredo.
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Not to mention the incredible Spanish national side that won the European Championships in 2008 and 2012 as well as the World Cup in 2010.
And, what about the Manchester City side in which he’s played in for the past three years?
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That’s some serious talent right there that Navas has been lucky enough to play with and picking five players is always going to be a tough ask.
Unsurprisingly, he picks Iker Casillas in goal. The Porto goalkeeper has earned 165 caps for Spain captaining his country to World Cup and European Championship glory, whilst winning five La Liga titles and three Champions League trophies for Madrid. Fair play, Navas - no complaints there.
How about the defender? No surprise that he picks Sergio Ramos - a player he played with at both Seville and the national team.
Having to pick two midfielders must have given Navas a headache. Yaya Toure, Sergio Busquests and Andres Iniesta may consider themselves unlucky but the pairing of Xavi and David Silva is pretty impressive.
So who will lead the line for this incredible team?
Sergio Aguero has been brilliant for City, scoring a last-minute winner to seal Premier League glory for them in 2012 and instrumental in their 2014 triumph.
David Villa and Fernando Torres were irresistible for Spain in recent tournaments, when both players were in their prime.
But no, Navas picked a striker from his time as Seville.
Ah it must be Negredo then? The Spanish striker scored 70 goals in La Liga during his four seasons at the Spanish club and joined Manchester City with Navas as the Citizens swooped for them both in 2013.
But even Negredo was overlooked. Watch the video below to find out who it was:
So, who was Navas’ striker?
Ex West Ham and Tottenham man Frederic Kanoute. The Mali international scored 89 La Liga goals in 209 appearances at Seville - nowhere near as prolific as Negredo.
When you consider Kanoute’s Premier League record compared to Aguero’s it makes the decision even more baffling.
Kanoute could only manage 14 goals in 60 appearances in the league whilst at White Hart Lane.
In Aguero’s five seasons at the Etihad, he has managed 92 goals in 138 matches. You don’t need to be a mathematician to work out which scoring ratio is better.
It’ll be interesting to see what current teammate Aguero make of this exceptional snub.
Four World Cup winners and one Kanoute.
Well played, Navas.
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