Spain Star Sixes playmaker Gaizka Mendieta has dug deep to pick his all-time six-a-side dream team from players he’s played alongside.
And it’s not half bad!
During a 16-year career, Mendieta played for Valencia, Lazio, Barcelona and Middlesbrough, while also collecting 40 caps for his country.
Now, as he prepares to pull on the Spain shirt again at this summer’s inaugural Star Sixes tournament at The O2, Mendieta has named a fantasy side of ex-teammates.
“Players I’ve played with?” considered the 43-year-old. “There have been many, but I would choose Pep Guardiola, Fernando Hierro, Mazinho, Patrick Kluivert and Romario.”
“And a goalkeeper would be good! I’d have Victor Valdes.”
He added: “It’s hard to think of a six-a-side, but that would be my team.”
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