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Xherdan Shaqiri is Switzerland's best player but Phil Neville doesn't rate him. Even calling the winger a disgrace following his season with Stoke City.
Switzerland are pinning their hopes on Shaqiri to steer their side to the World Cup quarter-finals.
And prior to kick-off against Sweden, Neville sounded off on the diminutive wizard by hollering some disparaging words.
"Shaqiri was a disgrace for Stoke, last season," he said on BBC.
That's despite Shaqiri weighing in with the most goals for the club in the 2017/18 Premier League campaign, while only one player created more goals than him.
But still a disgrace according to Neville. Strange assessment, Phil.
Naturally, social media went into overdrive:
Phil Neville has just said that Sweden will beat Switzerland because he thinks Shaqiri was a disgrace for Stoke. Most Phil Neville comment ever.- The Anfield Talk (@TheAnfieldTalk) July 3, 2018
Phil Neville just said Shaqiri was a disgrace for us last season....- The Bear Pit TV (@TheBearPitTV) July 3, 2018
Most chances created pic.twitter.com/QUyy9ngkZU
Phil Neville branded Xherdan Shaqiri "a disgrace" at Stoke last season.- Richard Jolly (@RichJolly) July 3, 2018
Shaqiri at Stoke last season: first for goals, shots, crosses, passes received.
Second for assists, passes completed.
Phil Neville- Josh (@SCFCJosh96) July 3, 2018
"Shaqiri was a disgrace for Stoke last season"
For anybody unaware, he was our top scorer and got more assists than anybody else.
Disgraces = Jese, Wimmer, Berahino- Josh (@SCFCJosh96) July 3, 2018
And for the record, people like Adam and Fletcher were closer to being a 'disgrace' than shaqiri could ever be.
I detest Phil Neville so much. Slagging Shaqiri off like he watched him every week last season. Such a prick :rage: :punch: he always talks so much crap unlike his brother Gary who I quite like as a football pundit.- Wayne Thomas (Tommo) (@WTommoSCFC) July 3, 2018
Phil Neville can't have watched much of Stoke last season if he thinks Shaqiri was the issue.- Sam Cox (@SamRCox_) July 3, 2018
How do you rate Shaqiri? Let us know.