Xherdan Shaqiri (Chicago Fire): « The locker room lacked unity » at OL

After having already underlined « not getting along » with Peter Bosz, during his official presentation to the Chicago Fire at the end of February, Xherdan Shaqiri said a little more about the reasons for his departure from OL, there is a two and a half months. « The atmosphere in the club wasn’t the best either » and “the locker room lacked unity to win, explained the Swiss attacking midfielder (30 years old, 102 caps) to the Swiss daily Time. I need to be happy to be successful. » Obviously, this was not the case in Lyon, where he stayed barely six months (21 matches, 2 goals in all competitions).

The former player of Bayern Munich, Inter Milan or even Liverpool feels much better today within the MLS franchise: “There is a lot of enthusiasm around my arrival and it’s normal, it’s a big transfer. But I like playing under pressure. We have a good squad with a lot of young players in particular. I try to be there for them, to talk to them, to advise them. » His adaptation is going well, with already one goal scored in five matches.

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