Switzerland, Xhaka: “Germany’s celebration says a lot about our strength”

Switzerland is preparing to face Spalletti’s Italy in the match valid for the round of 16 of this European Championship, scheduled for Saturday at 6pm. The Swiss midfielder, Granit Xhaka doesn’t want to hear about negativity, even if the goal conceded Fullkrug in the last minute of the third group match, evidently lowered the morale of the environment: “Frankly, Switzerland gained further respect thanks to the match against Germany. And I think that the crazy celebration of the Germans following the draw is the demonstration. It suggests a lot.”

Even without first place, therefore, Xhaka says he is fully satisfied: “We close the group undefeated and with a match that highlighted our entire character. Already against Scotland, when we were down by a goal, we reacted in a great way. In Frankfurt, However, we also saw the enormous hunger of the team. Let’s look at where we were 6 months ago, today I see a team with a completely different mentality and with incredible willpower.”