BALINT BA­JNER – The Notts County striker chooses his favourite XI, made up from play­ers he has played with in his foot­ball ca­reer.

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Roy Car­roll – Notts County He’s an amaz­ing goal­keeper and even though I’ve not been at Notts Coun­try very long, I can say he’s the best I’ve ever worked with. He’s very ex­pe­ri­enced, very vo­cal from the back and an un­be­liev­able shot-stop­per.


Luke Cham­bers – Ip­swich Luke was my cap­tain at Ip­swich and is a player who gives ab­so­lutely ev­ery­thing on the pitch for his team­mates – you cer­tainly don’t want to get on the wrong side of him! He gives 100 per cent ev­ery game and drives ev­ery­one else to reach the same lev­els.


Mats Hum­mels – Borus­sia Dort­mund Mats is one of the best de­fend­ers in the world and is a World Cup win­ner, but if he wanted to he could be a striker – you should see him on the train­ing pitch!


Christophe Berra – Ip­swich The fans love Christophe. He is an­other great de­fender, and he’s played at the high­est level in Eng­land in the Pre­mier League and in­ter­na­tion­ally with Scot­land, too. He is so strong, I never liked go­ing up against him in train­ing.


Ty­rone Mings – Ip­swich Ty­rone is the per­fect mod­ern full-back. He has a lot of power, he is big and strong but he is also fast and has a lot of tech­nique. He can go up and down the wing all game.


Marco Reus – Borus­sia Dort­mund Reus is the best player in the Bun­desliga at the mo­ment. The only prob­lem with Marco is in­juries. If he stays clear of them, he can be even bet­ter. Play­ing along­side him cer­tainly made me a bet­ter player.


Hay­den Mullins – Notts County He’s the same kind of char­ac­ter as Luke Cham­bers. He gives ev­ery­thing on the pitch. He’s reach­ing the fi­nal part of his ca­reer now – he’ll prob­a­bly hunt me down for say­ing that – but he can make un­be­liev­able passes into the chan­nels for the strik­ers.


Alan Smith – Notts County I re­mem­ber him when he was play­ing for Manch­ester United and New­cas­tle, and he’s still a qual­ity player in the same way he was then. He still has that bit of ag­gres­sion as well, but in a good way!


Mario Gotze – Bay­ern Mu­nich This guy is the next big thing in foot­ball – the next Lionel Messi. He has enough tal­ent and even if he is not scor­ing as much for Bay­ern Mu­nich at the mo­ment, he is still very young. When I was at Dort­mund I just thought, ‘oh my God, he is un­be­liev­able’. I don’t think you can stop him.


Robert Le­wandowski – Bay­ern Mu­nich His record speaks for it­self. He scores goals wher­ever he goes and I learned an aw­ful lot by watch­ing him while I was at Dort­mund. I got my only chance in the side when he got a red card so maybe I owe him for that!


Daryl Mur­phy – Ip­swich It’s very hard for me to choose be­tween Ip­swich duo Daryl Mur­phy and David McGoldrick. Both of them are good enough to play in the Pre­mier League. I picked Mur­phy be­cause he’s scored more goals this sea­son and he hardly ever fails to hit the tar­get. But McGoldrick is a sim­i­lar kind of player to Le­wandowski – and, in some ways, even bet­ter. I’m not ly­ing!

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