Nottingham Forest star Remo Freuler played the full 90 minutes as Switzerland battered Belarus 5-0 yesterday. After the game, he earned some praise from the national media.

Freuler was benched by Steve Cooper as Forest played Newcastle before the international break. The 31-year-old was the fall guy as the head coach chose to go with two in midfield instead of three.

Freuler played for Switzerland
Photo; Srdjan Stevanovic; Getty Images

The Switzerland midfielder was signed by the Reds during the summer transfer window. He cost the club £7.5 million from Atalanta and has slotted in at Forest with ease.

Freuler is still fighting to convince some fans of his worth to the Forest team. The experienced performer is a no-frills sort of player but some supporters simply don’t understand what he brings to the team.

Yesterday’s performance for Switzerland showcased exactly what he was all about. He was industrious, worked hard and kept things nice and simple during the huge victory.

He was given a 4/6 which basically indicates a ‘decent performance’ as per the rankings given to players by Swiss outlet 20Min.

They wrote about the Forest star: “As always, he was on the road a lot and acted solidly on the defensive. In the game going forward, however, he lacked several times the ball luck.”

Freuler played for Switzerland and earned praise from national media

The Reds midfielder has been bearing the brunt of Forest’s frustrations in the stands lately. The fact remains, however, that during a run of nine unbeaten home games, Freuler started them all.

It seems a bit harsh that fans don’t quite fancy Freuler. He’s in the team to keep things ticking along and work hard for his team and he does those things extremely well.

Freuler played for Switzerland
Photo; Srdjan Stevanovic; Getty Images

There is more to come from Freuler. Like many other Forest players this season, he’s had below-par performances and he’s striving for consistency on a frequent basis.

Yesterday the national media were impressed with his performance. Hopefully, when he returns to Forest he can get into his stride and help the Reds stay in the division.

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