Reiss Nelson says 'wow' as Arsenal star Granit Xhaka's Switzerland beat Serbia
The midfielder, who joined Arsenal for £35 million (Daily Mail) back in 2016, is now the captain of the Swiss national team. He was involved in almost everything yesterday and even won the Man of the Match award.
Reiss Nelson says ‘wow’ as Arsenal star Granit Xhaka’s Switzerland beat Serbia
It was an emotional game for Xhaka against Serbia for personal reasons. The Arsenal man was desperate to win the game – not just to help his side qualify for the next round of the World Cup.
Xherdan Shaqiri opened the scoring for the Swiss in the 20th minute, but Serbia hit back. Aleksandar Mitrovic levelled the scores just six minutes later before Dusan Vlahovic gave Dragan Stojkovic’s men the lead.
Breel Embolo levelled the game again just before half-time and that swayed the moment towards the Swiss at the break. They came out firing and Nottingham Forest midfielder Remo Freuler scored the winner to seal the game.
Xhaka, unsurprisingly, was delighted with the victory. He took to Instagram to celebrate, and wrote: “I cannot describe how GOOD this feels! So proud of my boys @Swiss_nati_men Last 16 of the World Cup… we made it!”
The midfielder’s Arsenal teammate, Nelson, who seemed impressed with Xhaka’s performance, replied to his post by saying: “Wow!”
It was a fiery clash between Switzerland and Serbia last night, and Xhaka was involved in a huge bust-up.
Serbia defender Nikola Milenkovic tried to shield the ball when he clashed with the Arsenal man, and the former ended up shoving Xhaka away from him. That sparked a huge altercation and almost all the players on the pitch got involved. The referee booked both players and Xhaka had to be dragged away from the scene by his teammates.
Like Nelson, we were all looking at our TV screens and saying ‘wow’ as things heated up, but Xhaka has been in a ton of similar altercations over the years and he will not care one bit.
The Arsenal star will lead his Switzerland side against Portugal in the next round of the World Cup, and he’ll love nothing more than to help his side pick up another win.