MX23RW : Saturday, February 16 14:27:06

Xherdan Shaqiri: 'Switzerland strong enough to turn games around'

Shaqiri: 'Swiss have come a long way'
© Reuters
Xherdan Shaqiri believes that Switzerland's 2-1 win over Serbia at the World Cup shows how far the Rossocrociati have developed as a team.

Xherdan Shaqiri has claimed that Switzerland's 2-1 win over Serbia at the World Cup shows that the Rossocrociati have enough quality in their team to turn games around.

Aleksandar Mitrovic put Serbia in front with a header in the fifth minute, but Granit Xhaka drew Switzerland level before Shaqiri made sure of all three points late on in Kaliningrad.

Shaqiri, who celebrated his winner by appearing to reference Albania's symbolic double-headed eagle with his hands, was pleased with how Switzerland have developed in the last few years.

"It was a great pass from Mario Gavranovic," Shaqiri told reporters at full time. "I knew I had a good scoring opportunity so I just kept running and used my instinct to put it away.

"I think we've demonstrated today that we're able to rally. These players play for top clubs all over Europe and we were able to turn it around - it's not something we would have been able to do a couple of years ago."

Switzerland are now level with Brazil on four points at the top of Group E, in second place due to an inferior goal difference.


Click here for more stories about Xherdan Shaqiri

Click here for more stories about Switzerland

Share this article now:
Mario Gavranovic of Switzerland in action during the International Friendly match between Greece and Switzerland at Karaiskakis Stadium on February 6, 2013
Read Next:
Gavranovic ruled out of World Cup
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
FA Cup
Championship
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Serie A
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
Primeira Liga
Eredivisie
Turkish Super Lig
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Swiss Super League
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Championship
Scottish Challenge Cup
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Welsh Premier League
Argentine Primera Division
Australian A-League
Segunda Division
Serie B
Ligue 2
2.Bundesliga
Indian I-League
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account