The Swiss national team
The substitute is better, but five are unsatisfactory – these are the signs for the Swiss national team in their 2–1 victory over the United States.
Thanks to goals by Rodriguez and Zuber, the Swiss footballers won their first Test match before the European Championship against the United States 2-1. However, there is still much room for improvement. why? Read our individual review.
Yan Somer, 4.5 grade goalkeeper
There is no chance when a goal is received. He then challenged once or twice and completed these tasks with confidence. Occasionally he gets put into difficult situations by his teammates, in the future the ball should move away faster at such moments.
Niko Al Fadi, central defender, fourth division
Half people hardly remember forever. Releasing him before 0: 1 fails, but you can’t really blame him for that. Even so, sometimes a little hesitant – that will change in emerging markets.
Fabian Scheer, central defender, 4.5
The most important find: his knee bears. However, nothing can be seen as a result of the injury. 90 minutes of play will give him confidence for the next few weeks. Solid appearance.
Lloris Benito, central defender, fourth division
unerring. He does not take unnecessary risks. But then it is somewhat predictable. More must come especially when it comes to playing the game.
Sylvan Widmer, Right Back, Fifth Row
With him you can feel more than anyone else that he wants to recommend himself. Good body language, present on the field, great impulsivity. It’s good how he scores 1: 1. Later he also takes a penalty. Less conspicuous in the second half because the other actors also wake up. Conclusion: He provided the battle with Mbabou the starting point in the Middle East.
Denis Zakaria, midfielder, division 3.5
No, it’s still not in its old form. I can’t hide it had a complicated season. Fatigued as Xhaka’s sole assistant, he later became more effective with the support of Freuler.
Granit Shaka, midfielder, division 3.5
As a leader he goes ahead and gives direction. It should be noted from the start, however, that this was a test match and not really a European Championship. Very hesitant, very shy, very casual. The good thing is: everyone knows that a completely different Xhaka will be seen in EM.
Ricardo Rodriguez, left back, row 4.5
What has he had to suffer this season! In Turin on the sidelines, he remains a valuable and undisputed regular player on the national team. Ten minutes later he scored a goal. It could double later with a penalty kick – but this poor attempt fits in for the past few months. In the second half until the substitution, he was used as a left central defender, and in this position he can give the team more thanks to his calmness on the ball and his passes.
Xherdan Shaqiri, Spielmacher, Note 3
Hope for magic quickly disappears. From the start, there was a lot of inaccuracies and mistakes, a few creative moments. He clearly doesn’t really like this game. It says everything the Swiss would do better in the second half without him.
Brill Empolo, left striker, third division
Stumble. He shoots. He is desperate. It is not evening. Hence the symptoms of last season. He appeared twice, alone in front of the Gate, twice failing miserably. The question is: Will he find the relaxation that characterized him before the start of the European Championship?
Right attacking goalkeeper, score 3.5
He had much better games, too. It is often left alone. He could also score a goal at the end – given his best form already at the moment, we can hope that he saves him for the European Championship.
Manuel Akanji, central defender, 4.5
With him, Switzerland is less sad than it is without him. This is definitely due to him. without mistakes. And some strong versions. (He was replaced by Elvedi in the 46th minute.)
Remo Frolier, midfielder, fifth division
Best Swiss that evening. Its effect is immediately visible. Lots of good passes and victories. Adjusts speed and inspires teammates to improve their performance. Missed the glory of the coronation in the form of a goal. (He was substituted for Shukiri in the 46th minute).
Stephen Zuber, left back, fifth grade
He introduces himself with a bad pass that nearly leads to 1: 2. Then increases dramatically. Good move, some good dribbles. Rewarded with victory gate. You never know he’s only played a few minutes in Frankfurt this season. (Benito was substituted in the 46th minute.)
Too short in game for rating:
Irai Comert (scored for Rodriguez in the 68th minute).
Admir Mehmedi (came for Embolo in the 68th minute).
Christian Fasnacht (came in instead of Severovic in the 84th minute).