It's a friendly. If Yakin has shown anything is that he doesn't take them seriously. Dude even complained beforehand that he couldn't **** around more with substitutions because they *only* allowed 5.I really want Switzerland to do well but that terrible performance in their friendly game has got me concerned.
Xhaka’s ’let’s focus on the football’ statement is actually getting a lot of heat... on German socials and elsewhere. I never imagined staying neutral on a political issue would cause such uproar.
He has worn the pride armband many many times. He always does as he’s told. It’s about respecting the laws and culture of the land you’re in.
If Serbia knock Switzerland out of the World Cup that would be an absolute disaster for our Granit. It would knock his confidence, it can’t happen.
There’s a lot more riding on it now then if Swiss won today. To lose to Serbia and get knocked out by them is a double whammy.I mean, he'd be strongly disappointed to lose that game in any case. Even if we qualified today.
So, today didn't change much in that regard. He would recover anyway.
From a Switzerland standpoint if Serbia kept their lead today we'd be in the exact same situation. (-Cameroon having an outside chance). Point is we're still in charge of our own destiny, that's all that matter to me and I'm sure him too.