In honour of Europe’s 12 Ryder Cup heroes, CaughtOffside names its European XI and manager.
We think it would probably beat the USA…just. Look out for a Rest of the World XI, coming tomorrow.
GK: Joe Hart (Manchester City & England)
It’s a big shout including the Man City man ahead of European stalwarts like Buffon, Casillas or even Spurs’ benchman Lloris – all of whom captain their countries – but Hart has come of age in the past 18 months and is now rightly considered amongst the finest stoppers in the world. At 25, he is still a baby in goalkeeping years (ask 96-year-old Brad Friedel), yet has no discernable weaknesses to his game. Hart was integral to City’s historic title win last season and would lead from the back for the European Team.