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Johan Djourou praises Granit Xhaka on Instagram after Switzerland win
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Johan Djourou praises Granit Xhaka on Instagram after Switzerland win

Johan Djourou responded to Granit Xhaka on Instagram with just one word following the Arsenal midfielder’s performance for Switzerland against Cameroon on Thursday.

The Swiss’ World Cup campaign got off and running with a hard-fought win over Cameroon. Breel Embolo scored the only goal against the country of his birth.

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It was not a perfect day for Switzerland by any means. But obviously, winning the opening game is a huge boost ahead of the remaining group fixtures – particularly with Brazil lying ahead for the Europeans.

Xhaka played well in the middle of the park, taking his Arsenal form with him to Qatar. However, even he could not hide his frustration – with Swiss outlet 20 Minuten noting that he was growing annoyed with some of his teammates during the game.

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Xhaka has since taken to Instagram to discuss the result. And he seemed to hit the nail on the head, noting that there was plenty to work on.

Djourou responded with a brilliantly-brief assessment of Xhaka’s performance…

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The Swiss may actually be something of a dark horse to go quite far in the tournament. They were outstanding at Euro 2020, knocking out France.

And they boast a very strong spine. Obviously, Xhaka is a key part of that.

Of course, Brazil now lie ahead. But there have been plenty of upsets in the tournaments already. And if Selecao take them lightly, they could be in for a shock also.

Switzerland already have one foot in the knockout stages by winning their opening game. And none of the pressure is on them against Brazil.

Given how Xhaka has surprised most Arsenal fans in the last couple of years, he will surely have real belief that they can cause an upset.

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