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Fatih Terim: My team of 2013

Published: Monday 9 December 2013, 11.43CET
"Consistency is the key," said Fatih Terim as the Turkey coach picked his best XI of 2013, which features five FC Bayern München players and an exemplary defender.
Fatih Terim: My team of 2013
Turkey coach Fatih Terim ©TFF
 
Published: Monday 9 December 2013, 11.43CET

Fatih Terim: My team of 2013

"Consistency is the key," said Fatih Terim as the Turkey coach picked his best XI of 2013, which features five FC Bayern München players and an exemplary defender.

FC Bayern München and Real Madrid CF players form the backbone of Turkey coach Fatih Terim's selection for the UEFA.com users' Team of 2013.

The 60-year-old former Galatasaray AŞ boss opted for a 4-4-2 formation (with a hint of a 4-5-1), with Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo deployed more as a left-winger and Arsenal FC midfielder Mesut Özil fielded behind lone striker Lionel Messi.

"The players I picked are the ones who I like and whose international, European and domestic games I follow," Terim told UEFA.com. "When you look, you can see that all of them have been playing consistently for many years. This is crucial for me. Those players always do their job perfectly and always aim for better.

"If I have to single one of them out, I would go for Sergio Ramos. I can't remember a game he has missed, be it a Champions League game, international fixture, friendly or charity match. This is a fantastic and very important quality for a footballer. All players in the world should take him as an example. Cristiano Ronaldo is a similar case."

View Terim's choices below and submit your own selection before 13.00CET on Thursday 9 January.

Vote for your Team of the Year 2013

Manuel Neuer

Philipp Lahm

Sergio Ramos

Thiago Silva

David Alaba

Arjen Robben

Bastian Schweinsteiger

Gareth Bale

Mesut Özil

Cristiano Ronaldo

Lionel Messi

Fatih Terim was speaking to Türker Tozar.

Last updated: 12/12/13 19.39CET

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