Xherdan Shaqiri.

Xherdan Shaqiri provides hilarious answer when asked to describe wonder goal

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Xherdan Shaqiri’s goal against Poland may well end up being named the goal of Euro 2016.

The Stoke forward struck a wonderful bicycle kick from the age of the penalty, although his Switzerland team would go on to lose on penalties.

And, when asked about the goal, Shaqiri provided an epic response.


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“You don’t know me very well, obviously. I always score nice goals!” he quipped, per the Mirror.

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Shaqiri’s goal cancelled out Jakub Blaszczykowski’s opener but, when new Arsenal signing Granit Xhaka missed a penalty in the shootout, Poland seized the chance to reach the European Championship quarter-final.

The former Bayern Munich man added: “This goal pushed the team more, so it was an important goal for me. It was beautiful. But in the end I am disappointed.

"As always I’m proud to score for my country and my team."


Xhaka was one of the finest players on the pitch - in fact, he has been one of the best performers in the tournament - but he missed the target when it mattered most.

Still, Shaqiri isn’t willing to blame the midfielder.

“Granit is very professional so he can cope with this," he added.

"Of course we’re all very disappointed. Anyone can make mistakes, they happen. Sometimes you’re the saddest.

"Granit will get up and move on. I hope in the World Cup, in the round of 16, he will score and I hope he will."

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