Coleman names Arteta and Pienaar alongside Everton ace in dream five-a-side team
By Harvey Byrne
Seamus Coleman has named Steven Pienaar and Mikel Arteta alongside Phil Jagielka in his dream Premier League five-a-side team.
The Toffees full-back made up the team with the three players of Everton connection, while also including Shay Given in goal and Robbie Keane upfront with both playing for his national side the Republic of Ireland.
Coleman, 28, has been at Goodison Park for seven years after moving from Sligo Rovers in 2009 and has played with a number of Toffees greats over the years.
However, he couldn’t find room for the likes of Tim Cahill and Tim Howard in his team, with just five positions available.
A boyhood hero ✔️
Three @Everton team-mates ✔️
A prolific goalscorer ✔️
— Premier League (@premierleague) November 14, 2016
Coleman included current team-mate Jagielka in his side and was full of praise for the Englishman.
Subscribe to Football Insider TV now
“As a defender I would have Phil Jagielka,” said Coleman, as shown on the Premier League Twitter account. “He heads and kicks everything and he’s quick, strong, I’ve obviously played him for so long. He’s a top top man as well and that’s why Jags is going to be the defender in the team.”
Jagielka has been in the Toffees defence since 2007 and has remained an ever-present in the line-up during the entirety of Coleman’s career at the club.
Meanwhile, Pienaar was Coleman’s team-mate for six years across two spells and Arteta was in the same team as the Irishman for just two years before leaving for Arsenal.
In other Everton news, a January deal will allow the Toffees to sign this Ronald Koeman favourite.