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VIDEO SHOWS: GERMANY AND SWITZERLAND TRAINING / SWITZERLAND MIDFIELDER XHERDAN SHAQIRI SPEAKING DURING NEWS CONFERENCE
SHOWS: COLOGNE, GERMANY (OCTOBER 12, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
1. SWITZERLAND COACH, VLADIMIR PETKOVIC, ON THE PITCH TALKING TO PLAYERS
2. MIDFIELDER, GRANIT XHAKA, ON PITCH
3. PETKOVIC TALKING TO GOALKEEPER, YANN SOMMER
4. SWITZERLAND MIDFIELDER, XHERDAN SHAQIRI, KICKING BALL
5. PETKOVIC AND SHAQIRI AT NEWS CONFERENCE
6. (SOUNDBITE) (German) SWITZERLAND MIDFIELDER, XHERDAN SHAQIRI, SAYING:
"Of course there is always speculation in soccer. Players think about things and this is perfectly normal and natural. I also had my thoughts on the subject. It's totally normal. But in the end, I decided to stay and now the transfer widow is shut and I will go back to the team after this match and train as normal and will try to get back to my old top form as I proved at FC Liverpool and that's my goal."
7. SHAQIRI AND TEAM MATES TRAINING
8. (SOUNDBITE) (German) SWITZERLAND MIDFIELDER, XHERDAN SHAQIRI, SAYING:
"A lot was written and a lot of it wasn't necessary and I think a lot of it was interpreted wrongly and I think that if you know me then you know that I always take part whole-heartedly and that I have achieved a lot for this national team and every time I get an offer I am all in. And as far as mental problems are concerned, I haven't had any so far and am very strong in that department and will continue to be. Of course, there are ups and downs and I had some downs this year as I had a lot of injuries and this was the main reason I wasn't part of the national team at the time."
9. VARIOUS OF TEAM TRAINING SESSION
10. PETKOVIC ON PITCH
11. VARIOUS OF TEAM TRAINING
12. STADIUM STANDS WITH THE COLOURS OF THE GERMAN FLAG
13. COLOGNE WRITTEN ON STADIUM SEATING
14. GERMANY COACH, JOACHIM LOEW, TAKING MASK OFF ON PITCH DURING GERMANY TEAM TRAINING SESSION
15. GERMANY TRAINING
16. GERMANY MIDFIELDER, KAI HAVERTZ, DURING TEAM TRAINING SESSION
17. GERMANY SQUAD WARMING UP IN GROUPS
18. GERMANY FORWARD, TIMO WERNER
19. LOEW BLOWING WHISTLE
20. GERMANY SQUAD GATHERING ON PITCH
21. SQUAD, INCLUDING MIDFIELDERS TONI KROOS AND LEON GORETZKA, GATHERING ON PITCH
22. VIEW OF STADIUM WITH SQUAD GATHERED ON THE PITCH
23. GERMANY GOALKEEPER, MANUEL NEUER (LEFT), AND TEAM MATES GATHERED
24. SQUAD JOGGING ON PITCH
25. VARIOUS MORE OF TEAM TRAINING SESSION
26. WINGER, SERGE GNABRY (LEFT) AND TEAM MATES STRETCHING
STORY: Switzerland and Germany both trained on Monday (October 12) ahead of their Nations League match slated for Tuesday (October 13).
Switzerland winger Xherdan Shaqiri is back on the squad after testing negative for COVID-19, following a previous positive test.
Switzerland, who were beaten 2-1 at home by Croatia in a friendly, will face the Germans in Cologne.
Shaqiri, who has fallen down the pecking order at Liverpool, has been included in the Switzerland squad for the first time since the Nations League finals in June last year.
The 28-year-old said he had been beset by injury and hoped for a return to form as previously seen at Liverpool.
(Production: Stephane Nitschke, Tanya Wood)