Granit Xhaka was given a terrible rating of just 3-4 after his performance against Brazil.
Swiss publication, Basler Zeitung (syndicated across a number of websites), rated the Arsenal midfielder between three and four and highlighted him, along with Haris Seferovic as ‘the big disappointments.’
Only Seferovic was given a rating as low as Xhaka.
Xhaka made just one tackle and 1 interception while his passing accuracy was a poor 85.3%. Of the seven long balls he attempted, only two found their target.
Arsenal new boy, and captain of Switzerland, Stephan Lichtsteiner, was rated as a 4-5 which is incredibly harsh given he’s 34 and had to contend with Neymar, Marcelo and Coutinho all by himself because Xherdan Shaqiri refuses to do any defensive work at all.
In fact, Shaqiri was so bad at helping out, Gary Neville said of the Stoke man, “I’m not a fan of Shaqiri to be honest with you,” he said. “I think that was, to be fair, worse by the fact that he distanced himself from his teammates as Stoke.
“They were unprofessional last season Stoke there’s no doubt and he epitomised it.
“He could score the goal of the tournament and he could have the most amazing game.
“But he could also be there for three matches, do nothing and just amble and wobble around.
“To be honest with you with him, players like that I can’t have. I struggle with it.”
Somehow, Basler Zeitung managed to rate Shaqiri as a 4, on par with the two Arsenal men.
No Swiss player made more interceptions than Lichtsteiner (3), while he also made one tackle, and a team high two blocks. None of his four crosses found a teammate, however, and his passing was one of the worst in the side, completing just 72.7% (only the goalkeeper and Steven Zuber were worse).