The European outfit are ranked in sixth place in the FIFA world rankings, and ahead of their fixture with France on Friday, Shaqiri believes that Switzerland can continue to show that they are an improving side.
The 22-year-old told Bundesliga.com: "Technically, we've improved a lot. I don't think Switzerland have ever been as strong as we are at the moment.
"The expectation is an honour, as well as a burden, but it's pressure that I can cope with very well."
Switzerland began their World Cup campaign by netting a last-minute winner to get the better of Ecuador on Sunday.