Switzerland is possibly without its biggest star, when in the next months the guests of the Park.
Liverpool star Xherdan Shaqiri is the main character in a conflict that draws the big headlines in Switzerland.
the 27-year-old Shaqiri was not in the just ended european championship qualifiers against Ireland and Gibraltar.
the Official explanation was that he wanted to concentrate on his club teams, but the explanation the buyer many of the people in Switzerland.
In the newspaper Blick that it instead is about a conflict between the star and national coach Vladimir Petkovic.
Before the european championship finals in France in 2016 appointed Petkovic three captains: Stephan Lichtsteiner, Valon Behrami and Granit Xhaka.
Particularly the choice of Xhaka should have annoyed Shaqiri, en Arsenal-the player is a year younger than him.
Shaqiri looks blatantly himself as captain, and the relationship to national coach Petkovic is so strained, that the swiss star came from the EM-kvalifikationskampene against Ireland and Gibraltar.
Pierluigi Tami, director for the national team, is now travelling to Liverpool, and here's the swiss Peter Mills’ mediate in the conflict and try to persuade Shaqiri to return to football.
- We must find out what is the problem and how we can help him, says Tami to Schweizerische Depeschenagentur.
Shaqiri and Xhaka were team-mates at the swiss U21 national team, who in 2011 defeated Denmark at Aalborg Stadium. Photo: Jens Dresling
Against both Ireland and the Gibraltar bar Granit Xhaka anførerbindet, and he is ready to take a chat with his disgruntled midtbanekollega:
- If there is anførerbindet, that is the problem, we can sit and talk about it. We are adult enough to take a discussion.
Shaqiri has been criticized in the country for its opting out of the national team, and the former landsholdsangriber Kubilay Türkyilmaz writes in a feature article in Blick, to Shaqiris behavior is very curious:
- It is børnehaveagtigt it here with Shaqiri and anførerbindet.
- All players are allowed to play in the landsholdstrøjen, should feel like a captain. For the man represents his country.
Denmark and Switzerland - with or without Xherdan Shaqiri - meet 12. October in the Park in a crucial european championship qualifier.
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