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Schmeichel slams Liverpool ace Shaqiri for 'behaving like a child'

Peter Schmeichel says Xherdan Shaqiri "behaved like a child" over the Switzerland captaincy row.

Liverpool ace Shaqiri reportedly missed Switzerland's last two Euro2020 qualifiers because he was annoyed over Granit Xhaka

The Arsenal midfielder was open to discussing it with Shaqiri, who has been criticised by Schmeichel.

"I liked the words of Granit Xhaka in the context of Shaqiri's absence," the Manchester United legend said.

"I read that the captain question played a role in Shaqiri's thinking.

"Although this has been denied in the meantime, nevertheless I found it strong that Xhaka said: 'If Shaqiri wants to have the captain's armband, he should take it.'

"Xhaka showed that he wants to be a leader even without ties - and gave the pressure to Shaqiri. That was brilliant of him. In contrast to Shaqiri, who behaved like a child."

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