Granit Xhaka was one of the protagonists of the victory that takes Switzerland to the 1/8 of the World Cup in Qatar. He has been announced by FIFA as the best player of the match between Switzerland and Serbia.
But the captain of Switzerland has not only excelled in the fight in the midfield, but also in the confrontation with the Serbian provocateurs.
The captain of Switzerland, but of Albanian origin, was the object of Serbian provocations throughout the match, along with his colleague Shaqiri, but his answers were not lacking on the green field.
In particular, in the 65th minute, the Albanian responded to the Serbian bench with a somewhat inappropriate gesture, which heated up the blood of the Serbs who entered the field.
The second episode happened in the last seconds of the match, where Xhaka was caught first with the goalkeeper Milinkovic-Savic, and then more or less with all the other players, in particular with the Serbian captain Mitrovic, who promised him an "explanation" after 90 minutes.
During the celebrations, Xhaka took off his shirt and put on that of his teammate, Ardon Jashari.
Granit Xhaka wore the jersey of midfielder Ardon Jashari precisely because of what this last name symbolizes for Albanians and for history itself, which is still fresh.