Currently on international duty with Switzerland, some of Granit Xhaka’s teammates were asked to complete the following sentence – ‘Granit is a…’

The answers were not what were were expecting at all.

First up went Gelson Fernandes who replied, “Granit Xhaka is a playboy.”

Admir Mehmedi, not the only one not to fully grasp the concept, said, “Granit unfortunately for many, already taken a lot of women.”


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Yann Sommer, recently voted Swiss player of the year, an award many feel Xhaka was denied because of the ongoing international ‘issue’ with him and Kosovo, replied “Again and again my salvation because I can always call him.”

Google translate made an absolute dog’s dinner of Renato Steffen’s comments, when it returned “Granite is a Kampfsau [hard fighter] who always like raushaut a spell. And he happily puts fire.”

Finally, Norwich’s Timm Klose, simply said “Granit sleeps poorly on the plane. His position is worth a photo every time.”

Electric stuff.

In response to Klose’s explosive comments, Xhaka replied, “Timm flew for the first time next to me. It’s unfair, but we will take care of it later.”