Swiss captain Granit Xhaka produced a pretty stunning Man of the Match performance against world champion France to help his team. reach the quarter-finals of a major tournament for the premier times in 67 years.
The Arsenal man, perhaps known to be more defensive than offensive, has been sensational from start to finish. He not only made the most advanced passes in the game, but he also made the most successful long passes and through balls.
He also played a major role in equalizing Switzerland, sending a wonderful through pass to Mario Gavranovic in the 89th minute to give the Dinamo Zagreb forward a chance to make history. And that’s exactly what he did. Review this moment.
Xhaka continued to dominate in the midfield areas, despite facing off against two of the world’s best midfielders, Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante, and rallied his side to an unforgettable penalty shootout victory at the National Bucharest Arena.
Many fans praise his performance as one of the best in European Championship history and it is hard to dispute that claim. You can check out the 28-year-old’s outstanding individual highlights below. Hello, Granit Xhaka.
After the final whistle, Xhaka, who has been heavily linked with a move to AS Roma this summer, gave a brilliant post-match interview after receiving the Man of the Match award. “Sorry to take that word but, he’s an amazing fucking guy!” “
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who brought Xhaka to north London from Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2016 for £ 30million, was also impressed with the Swiss midfielder’s dominant performance against the team. Didier Deschamps.
He pointed out Xhaka’s reaction to his teammates before the penalty shoot-out started. “He was exceptional, all of his picks were good,” the Frenchman told beIN Sports. “He was the one who rallied the troops before the penalty shootout.
Wenger wasn’t the only one to praise his performance.
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