Date Posted: Wednesday, 9 October 2019 12:52
Peter Schmeichel called Liverpool midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri for childish behavior after a fight for the Swiss captaincy.
The Liverpool star lost Switzerland's header at Euro 2020 last month against Gibraltar and the Republic of Ireland after it was alleged that he had fought over Swiss coach Vladimir Petkovic's decision to give Granit Xhaka the armband.
And the Arsenal manager was questioned after the 1-1 draw with Ireland in Dublin, to which Xhaka replied: "If the captain's band really is the problem, we can sit together at a table." We have grown old enough to talk about it.
"If he really has a problem with that [the captaincy], he might like the captain's armband. This is no problem for me. It doesn't matter to me if I have.
"I want to give everything to the team, whether with the band or without."
And with the issue continuing to dominate much debate in Switzerland before the last round of international games, Swiss role Blick asked United legend Schmeichel for your thoughts on the subject.
"I liked Granit Xhaka's words in the context of Shaqiri's absence," he said.
“I read that the captain's question played a role in Shaqiri's thinking.
"Although this was denied, however, I found it strong that Xhaka said," If Shaqiri wants to have the captain's armband, he must take it.
“Xhaka has shown that he wants to be a leader even without ties – and has put pressure on Shaqiri. That was brilliant of him. In contrast to Shaqiri, who behaved like a child.
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Schmeichel questions Shaqiri's decision to play for Stoke
Despite criticizing Shaqiri On the issue, Schmeichel admits that he is a big fan of the player, although he questioned his decision to sign with Stoke.
"He is a very good player, can dribble, kick, has fast feet," commented Schmeichel.
“You can never say exactly what he will do next, which makes it very difficult for the opponent. But he made a strange transfer to Stoke.
“He was brilliant in Basel, went to Bayern – great. But then Stoke. Now he is with Jurgen Klopp [at Liverpool ], he likes such players. But he is not one of the 11 important ones. "
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