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Robert Lewandowski will spearhead Poland’s attack at Euro 2016 and the Bayern Munich striker was asked to name his Euro XI ahead of the tournament.

The video, brought to our attention by 101GreatGoals, can be viewed by scrolling down the page.

In it, Lewandowski reveals his admiration for the stars of yesterday, including Zinedine Zidane and Paulo Maldini in his team.

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Only two players in Lewandowski’s XI haven’t retired.

So, while Cristiano Ronaldo’s fans will be wondering where the Portuguese star is, Lewandowski probably grew up watching the likes of Zidane, Maldini and Luis Figo.

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Watch Lewandowski's dream Euro XI

The Bayern forward’s team is filled with World Cup and Champions League winners, but one surprise name is that of Czech Republic midfielder Karel Poborsky.

Manchester United fans will recognise the name - Poborsky played two seasons under Sir Alex Ferguson in 1996-97 and 97-98, winning the Premier League in his debut season.

Poland - dark horses?

Lewandowski’s Poland will fancy their chances of reaching the knockout stages of Euro 2016 after being drawn against Germany, Northern Ireland and Ukraine in Group C.

On paper, it would appear that Poland and Ukraine will be battling it out for second-place behind the reigning World Cup winners.

Lewandowski was the top-scorer in qualifying, netting 13 times, as Poland finished a point behind Germany in Group D.

Head coach Adam Nawalka is certainly pleased the Bayern hitman will lead his attack in France.

Poland v Republic of Ireland - UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier

"Lewandowski is the best number nine"

The Poland boss made headlines last year by admitting Lewandowski is the best striker in the world.

“I do have to say that this question was asked a number of times quite recently and I do have to confirm that for the time being, Robert Lewandowski is the best number nine in the world,” Nawalka said in October, per ESPN FC.

Luis Suarez might have something to say about that.

Poland defender Jakub Wawryzniak repeated Nawalka’s sentiment, adding: “And should anyone have doubts, we really do believe that tomorrow [against Republic of Ireland in the final qualifier], Robert Lewandowski will confirm exactly that.”

Nawalka, who guided his team to a surprise 2-0 win over Germany in their home qualifier, added: “Robert Lewandowski is developing all the time, he makes progress continuously and I do not think there is anyone that could stop him.”

The former Borussia Dortmund striker has scored 36 goals this season as he attempts to win the treble with Bayern.

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He has reportedly drawn interest from Real Madrid but it would take a hefty fee to prise Lewandowski away from the Allianz Arena. And according to Bild, Lewandowski is close to agreeing a contract extension with the Bavarians.

Which is a massive loss to those interested in his services. Lewandowski included Gerd Muller in his Euro XI and few will be surprised if the Pole fires Bayern Munich to European success, just as Muller did in 1974, 1975 and 1976.

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