The midfielder offered a man of the match level to lead his team to a beautiful victory over France
Granit Xhaka, man of the match, was lost for words when he praised his team in Switzerland and said that he was “f * cking amazing” on Monday in their elimination over France.
The Swiss bounced back from two goals and drew at 3-3 to 90 minutes before winning the qualifier 5-4 to eliminate the 2018 World Cup winners.
It all comes after Switzerland squandered their own chance to take a 2-0 lead in normal time, and Xhaka, who will miss Switzerland’s clash with Spain due to the build-up to the yellow card, was absolutely stunned by the resilience of his own team against a Euro. 2020 favorite.
What did Xhaka say?
“Sorry to say that, but it’s unbelievable, man,” Xhaka told UEFA after the match. ‘We can make the score 2-0 and finish the game, but the penalty kick we missed breaks us a bit.
“After 3-1, to come back like that against France, to show a great character, this team is incredible, man.”
Shooting Fight Summer Talk
While Xhaka dominated the midfield, it was Yann Sommer who made the key in the shooting, and dived to his right to stop Kylian Mbappe.
The rescue was the only thing needed to win the shootout, and Sommer believes his team were deserving winners for how they handled the adversity of Monday’s fight.
“I’m very proud of the team and we did it,” he said. SRF. ‘It’s so nice to see it in front of my parents. The way was excellent.
“We played against an incredible team, but they had a moment to be too arrogant and we told ourselves we would go to the end.”
He added: ‘It was an incredible night of football, we showed a great mentality, wholeheartedly, with two goals against the world champions, in a phase in which we were a little lower.
“I’m incredibly proud of this team. At 3-1, nobody believed in us anymore, but before the game we told ourselves that whatever happens, regardless of the scenario, we will go to the end.
“Quarter final: it’s history. We absolutely wanted to do it, we are proud.”