Fabian Schar has made his return back from international duty after helping Switzerland secure four points towards qualification for EURO 2020. The Swiss defender bagged a goal and added an assist while away the past few weeks.
Here is that wonderful goal that Schar scored against Ireland.
Fabian Schar scored this stunning team goal last night for Switzerland. ??
This is one of the best goals you'll see this season. Free flowing football at its best. ? pic.twitter.com/pv9Ysa9Xu1
— Goalnownow (@goalnownow) September 6, 2019
Fabian has been speaking to the club’s official website this morning and, of course, that goal was a topic of conversation. Here is what the 27-year-old had to say:
“I think the goal was quite good – how we played, with this one-touch football, I think it’s nice to watch. Also for me the feeling when we play like this, with the passing and the finishing, was very good, so for me, I think it’s one of the better goals I’ve scored. It was a nice feeling.
“I just try to do what I can, and at the moment, in the last games, I’ve scored some goals. It’s nice if you can help the team with this, but still, I’m a defender and that’s my first job – to defend.
“But on the other side, I’m a player who tries to help the team play with the ball or scoring if it’s possible. I just try to do what I can, but at the moment, it’s quite good.”
Fabian also spoke about his strengths as a player and how he will not change what has made him so successful. When referencing those signature runs from the back, this is what Fabian said:
“I know that the fans obviously see what abilities I have. Sometimes I do, sometimes not, but I think I was always a player with this way of playing, and I will never change it. I’m just doing my job with my strengths.”
We are perfectly content if Fabian continues his marauding ways. With Newcastle having three men at the back, it allows Schar to make those runs from deep. We have reaped the benefit of his abilities many times over the past year.
Schar is back with the squad now as they prepare for possibly the most formidable fixture of the year. This is what Fabian had to say about Saturday’s trip to Anfield as well what he plans on continuing to do:
“It’s probably one of the hardest games in the season, away at Liverpool. They’ve had a really good start to the season and especially at home, they’re always dangerous – I don’t know when they last lost a home game.
“Of course, it will be very, very tough and we need to have a perfect day to get something, but I think we have strengths in our team. We have to put it on the field and see what happens.
“I think the whole year is important – you can always say it’s an important period. You have to try in all games in the season to be ready and to give your best and do your job. That’s what I try to do. The last weeks were quite good, and I’m working hard to keep it like this.”
The game against Liverpool is kind of a freebie for the lads and Bruce. Nobody is expecting them to get anything from the league leaders on Saturday. However, we do expect a committed performance, and after an international break which saw 17 Liverpool first-team players called up for their countries, it may be the best time to play them.