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The problem of the striker in the national team – Yakin: “Brill in the European Championship” – Sports

The problem of the striker in the national team – Yakin: “Brill in the European Championship” – Sports


Al-Nati coach expresses his confidence in Brielle Embolo, a week before the official announcement of the team.


The hope of the coach and his striker

Murat Yakin in a press conference with Beryl Embolo at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Keystone / Laurent Gilleron

Who will score the Swiss national team's goals in the European Championship in Germany? Before the lineup is announced on Friday, May 17, coach Murat Yakin will be present Keystone SDA I talked about the individuals in the attack.

The biggest question currently occupying Switzerland is the scorer's goal. Only three goals have resulted in the last five matches. Qualifiers top scorer Zaki Amdouni (six goals) has had a difficult year with Premier League relegation candidate Burnley and lost his starting place in both club and national team.

The second top scorers in the qualifiers are Renato Steffen, who scored all three of his goals in the first match against Belarus, and Ruben Vargas, who also scored three goals.

Embolo is guaranteed – as long as he stays healthy

In theory, the case is clear: Breel Embolo, a striker who has always been reliable in the national team, has been back on the field for a few weeks. Thanks to his four goals in his last six official matches with the national team, he helped the team achieve important victories against Spain, the Czech Republic, Cameroon and Serbia. In an interview with SRF 10 days ago, Embolo confirmed that he feels prepared for the European Championship.

However, the 27-year-old has not done much match training this season. After tearing his cruciate ligament, he made just four appearances for Monaco, already scoring one goal. So it is clear to Yakin that he cannot do without Embolo.

“Brille will be at the European Championships,” he says. Of course, always on the condition that he does not suffer a setback in the remaining matches. Reverse 20 minutes Yakin goes further and already guarantees Embolo a starting spot “if he is healthy”.

Possible return for Seferovic

However, Yakin cannot make goalscoring success in the European Championships dependent on a player who has missed almost the entire season. How difficult the situation is is shown by the fact that the last time we moved together, names like Haris Seferovic and Joel Monteiro suddenly appeared.

Haris's door was never closed.

'The Man from Sorci' was only given half an hour of playing time in the qualifiers and has not been considered since his move to the UAE. Monteiro still does not have a Swiss passport.

“The door to Haris was never closed,” Yakin repeats. The same applies to the 32-year-old as to others: “We monitor every weekend and collect data from all players.” In fact, Seferovic is on his way to excellence with Al Wasl, thanks in part to the nine goals he has scored in 21 matches in the tournament (four more in cup competitions).

But what is their value at this level? Yakin explains that such factors are included in the internal evaluation. What speaks in favor of the 93-time national player is that he is well-known in the team.

Montero is currently injured

This is the big drawback with Montero. The YB striker, who, according to the latest information from the Football Association, will receive his Swiss passport before the European Championship, has qualities that Yakin values.

He added: “He has good physical qualities, he is big and fast. “These are important elements for a striker.” With twelve goals in the tournament, the 24-year-old also has a respectable record. “Unfortunately he has now been injured at the wrong time.” Extremely.”