After the semi-final missed at the Europeans, the national team from Petkovic to Yakin. With the problem of Xhaka, not vaccinated and positive for Covid
If there is another team back from the European Championship to the applause of its people, then the Switzerland that eliminated France on penalties and then against Spain stopped at eleven meters from the semifinal. Yet even the Swiss make revolutions every now and then. Vlado Petkovic went to Bordeaux and the former defender took his place
, pillar of the Born at the turn of the 2000s and with the air of the villain of a James Bond film.
I don’t see any problems, only solutions says the coach who ended up coaching in Serie B and has been holding the team for a week. In reality the problems are glaring, because the captain Xhaka, the only unvaccinated of the team and no vax convinced, tested positive at Covid and in the middle of the field the Atalantine Freuler will also be missing, disqualified after the expulsion discussed against Spain: Yakin has recalled Frei of Basel, absent for three years and immediately owner.
The only unsuccessful evening of the European Championship, Switzerland lived with Italy: the mistakes were corrected and tonight the team, also without Shaqiri, Mbabu, Embolo and Gavranovic, will be more buttoned up and counter-attacker. We will have to be more defensive – acknowledges goalkeeper Sommer, hero of the house for the penalty saved from Mbapp in the second round – but also attack in an aggressive and compact way.
Yakin collects a heavy inheritance, does not want to think about the nightmare night of the Olimpico (no desire for revenge, context and team are different) and tries to relativize the good result just obtained with Petkovic: We also had luck and if Sommer has always been the best something is wrong. We want to consolidate defense and midfield: immediately finding a great opponent like Italy in front of our fans will help us to have strong motivations. In addition to Sommer, the man in better shape the winger Zuber, scored with Greece in a friendly in the debut of Yakin (2-1), but used to being in the background of more important stories: during his wedding night , in the same hotel in Zurich there was the famous police blitz against Fifa.
September 4, 2021 (change September 4, 2021 | 23:26)
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