The 66th minute is running when Nati coach Vladimir Petkovic takes the man off the pitch who could have provided that certain something and took the Welsh defense apart with a single action: Xherdan Shaqiri. The 1-0 through Breel Embolo prepared the Liverpool professional with a corner, almost 20 minutes later, his working day is over.
Petkovic brings Zakaria, afterwards the national team coach justifies this decision with tactical considerations: “I wanted to have more control in the center and attack with Zakaria and Freuler higher.” Only: the opposite is the case, Switzerland is pushed into their own half, acts passively, conceded the equalizer nine minutes after Shaq’s substitution. Then the national team takes over the game dictation again, but in the end it is not enough to win.
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18 degrees of the national team
“We did everything to win the game,” said Petkovic. At the end of the day, statisticians recorded 18 Swiss degrees. Defender Fabian Schär says that the game should have been “closed” earlier.
That’s how goalie Yann Sommer sees it. «By and large, we had the game under control. If we are more efficient, the balance is no longer an issue at the end. We had our chances. “
Sommer criticizes passivity
Sommer also complained that they acted too passively after the 1-0 lead: “We no longer had proper access to the ball, stood too low and were severely punished for it. We have to take our own nose. It feels like we’ve lost two points. “
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And Shaqiri? He should be back in the starting lineup against Italy on Wednesday. Pektovic lets it be known that he also took his Rubik’s Cube off the field to protect it. “We need Shaqiri for the next games.” (skr)
Published: June 12th, 2021, 6:20 pm
Last updated: 6/12/2021, 57 minutes ago