For Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka, the Europa League final loss against Chelsea is a thing of the past. Now, his eyes are fixed on the next big prize, also known as the Nations League.
To Granit Xhaka, it is always best to let bygones be bygones. The Gunnar midfielder and his team recently suffered a great loss in the Europa League final against Chelsea.
However, this will not stop Xhaka from giving it his all in the forthcoming Nations League competitions, due for a kick off this week.
The Swiss has recently arrived in Portugal and is looking forward to playing the first team against the competition host on Wednesday.
What’s more, Xhaka plans to derail his mind from Arsenal’s loss and only focus on providing his team with excellent play against Portugal.
“It was disappointing to lose the final. We wanted to win the title and move up to the Champions League, but it didn’t work out,” Xhaka analyzed.
“However, since arriving here in Portugal I have focused fully on the national team. What happened, happened. We look forward now and I hope to win a title with Switzerland.”
“I think we saw his [Hazard’s] qualities not only in this game but others as well. he is one of the best in the world and tomorrow we will see another [Ronaldo] who certainly has his qualities as well,” Xhaka discussed.
“We are here to play the best and we look forward not only to meet Ronaldo but to play tomorrow.”
“We will see tomorrow, the Portuguese team is, of course, a very strong team, we know them,” he told Standard.
“It is a team that plays compact and has excellent individual players. I think we have shown two different games against them.
“When we are fresh at home we can beat them. But, the second leg we were scared, we have to focus on our strengths.”