Presented by the Chicago Fire, Xherdan Shaqiri briefly returned to his departure from Olympique Lyonnais. The Swiss international has revealed that he does not get along with Les Gones coach Peter Bosz.
Shaqiri, a flop for OL
The passage of Xherdan Shaqiri will not leave an unforgettable memory for the supporters of Olympique Lyonnais. The Swiss striker, too, will not retain much of the six months spent between Rhne and Sane, where he arrived last summer to seek the star status he has in the selection.
The Shaqiri-OL association made a splash. Six months after his arrival, the 30-year-old player chose to leave Lyon, France and even Europe to try his luck on the other side of the Atlantic, at the Chicago Fire, in MLS. A first experience outside the Old Continent for someone who has also played in Switzerland (Ble), Germany (Bayern Munich), Italy (Inter Milan) and England (Stoke, Liverpool).
X. Shaqiri – I wanted to leave France
I want to play, bring the club back to the top and try to be successful with this team, help young people, I want trophies, reach the play-offs, that’s what I’m here for. . (…) Great players have played in MLS, the championship is progressing, it’s a good championship Shaqiri explained during his presentation to the press.
Me, I wanted to leave France , did not hide the native of Zhegr, who felt that the wind had turned Lyon. Holder from September to early November, without really convincing a right winger position which was not cut out for him, the Nati striker then gradually left the Lyon starting eleven. He then had only three starts in eleven games.
Shaqiri didn’t get along with Bosz
To explain his departure and the reasons for his failure, the Swiss mentioned professional and personal difficulties with coach Peter Bosz. I don’t want to talk too much about Lyon, I prefer to talk about Chicago. But there was something with the coach, tactically and personally, where I didn’t get on well with him. , he confided. These words reveal that the relationship between the two men was ultimately more strained than one might think.
On February 10, Bosz was more courteous with his former player. The Dutch technician had evoked a tactical incompatibility to explain why Shaqiri had not succeeded in winning.Xherdan has played in the great outdoors and my opinion he cannot play in the great outdoors. He can play between the lines. I even think he was our best player between the lines, had indicated the Batavian. (…) He is a very good player. He often played on the right for Liverpool but in an extremely attacking team that plays in front of the opposition box. He has enormous qualities but we weren’t as strong. Words that were not enough to make the Swiss international pass the pill…
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