The Swiss team kicked off their 2022 campaign on Monday in Marbella, after a lengthy four-month hiatus, the lines moved. At the time of recovery, Murat Yakin is faced with more or less urgent questions.
What is the role of Granit Xhaka?
Switzerland qualified directly for the final stage of the World Cup without their captain Granit Xhaka. Remo Froeller and Denis Zakaria have been able to fully assume their new responsibilities in the midfield. Xherdan Shaqiri was overtaken by the armband.
But according to Murat Yakin, Shaka’s situation will not change. “Granit has unparalleled game intelligence and experience, selected slides. That’s why I’m so glad he’s back.“
Where is Sherdan Shaqiri?
For the first time in nearly 10 years, Xherdan Shaqiri has not played in one of the Big Five. The Basel team decided to try the MLS experience with the Chicago Fire.
Even if the standard of the MLS still raises many reservations, he finds the Swiss team in a physical shape that should delight Murat Yakin. Didn’t he play 4 full official matches, which has not happened to him since 2018?
What has changed this winter?
With Shaqiri, two other players were selected to face England and Kosovo and were transferred this winter. Michel Ebecher signed a contract in Bologna and Eri Kommert in Valencia. There has also been a change for Fabian Scherr. With the arrival of Eddie Howe at the helm of Newcastle, St Galois’ situation really isn’t the same anymore. Now an indisputable holder, he is one of the great architects of magpie restoration.
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