Stoke’s Xherdan Shaqiri has defended Granit Xhaka after the Arsenal midfielder blasted his penalty wide, costing his country a place in the quarter finals.

The game ended goalless after extra time and in a perfect set of penalties, only the Arsenal man missed. I guess that means they weren’t a perfect set, doesn’t it? Anyway…

This, of course, prompted laughter from many online who instantly branded him a bottler. (Spurs fans in particular, you’d think they’d know an actually bottler when they see on#fiveoneatnewcastle)

But his international teammate has no worries of any lasting issues from the miss.

https://twitter.com/eaamalyon/status/746738021601521664?s=09

He really doesn’t seem like the type to sulk anyway, so we weren’t worried at all.