Blerim Dzemaili will continue to play, in all likelihood, never more, for the Swiss national team. In an Interview with the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, the midfielder of Bologna announces its withdrawal.
"it is clear To me that it's over," said Dzemaili. As Captain, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Valon Behrami, Johan Djourou and Gelson Fernandes, the 32-year-old Zurich had received in August a phone call from Vladimir Petkovic, in which the Swiss national coach, opened his plans for the future.
Although Petkovic had left open the question of whether he'll nominate once again, Dzemaili, compared to the "NZZ". "But I really don't know if I would go back. I was never one who wanted to be just a number. I always wanted to be important." About the way of communication Petkovic's discussion, "but I'm not one who takes these things so important".
As the outgoing Behrami and Fernandes Dzemaili in the autumn, belonged not to the Swiss squad in the matches of the Nations Cup against Iceland and Belgium, as well as in the two test matches against England and Qatar. Djourou and Lichtsteiner came in September against England. Even at his Club Bologna Dzemaili has recently lost his place.
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Only regular player under Petkovic
The Macedonia-born, Zürich-raised Dzemaili denied 69 international matches for Switzerland, scoring 11 goals. His last appearance was in the world Cup quarter-finals in 2018 at the 0:1 defeat against Sweden. "I felt proud to represent Switzerland, it's made in the last ten years, great progress - and I was there."
Petkovic Dzemaili belonged to the Euro 2016 and the 2018 world Cup to the permanent staff, on the Position in offensive midfield, after he had come under Ottmar Hitzfeld at the world Cup in 2014 only as a substitute to the train. Already in the 2006 world Cup Dzemaili was in the Swiss squad, but came at the tournament in Germany. (sda)
Created: 16.02.2019, 09:37 PM