Nottingham Forest midfielder Remo Freuler has told Swiss media that he was stunned by something that happened during a win for Switzerland last night. The 31-year-old starred as his country ran out 3-0 winners against Israel.

Freuler signed for Forest during the summer from Atalanta. He cost the club £7.5 million and was added as someone who could provide some much-needed experience to the midfield ranks at the City Ground.

Freuler stunned Switzerland
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Last night, the player showcased something that Forest haven’t really seen yet. He registered two assists for Switzerland and was a standout performer in Murat Yakin’s team.

Freuler has come under fire from supporters lately. His form has dropped off a little bit but ultimately, he played in every game during a run of nine unbeaten at home that only ended recently.

The experienced player hasn’t had too many games where he’s registered two assists. After last night’s performance, he claimed that even he was stunned by last night’s antics.

He told the Swiss website 20Min: “Actually, I wanted to extend that there is repulsion. Luckily, the ball ended up with Ruben, I was surprised myself that I got him so well on goal with the left.

“I’ve shot a few nice boxes in my career. I’m happy for Zeki that he was able to score.

“It was a convincing performance from us. Our goal was to win both qualifying matches. We did it.”

Freuler stunned by Switzerland performance

The man who played in the Champions League with Atalanta last season seems like a good character. He’s actually captained Forest this season and Steve Cooper clearly values his influence.

There is more to come from Freuler in the Garibaldi. He can certainly do more on the pitch but perhaps Forest’s strategy of late hasn’t really suited him.

Freuler stunned Switzerland
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Last night for Switzerland he played in a team that operated on the front foot. Clearly, that is the kind of football that Freuler wants to play and perhaps Cooper has some food for thought.

Freuler is nowhere near as bad as some Forest fans have made out. If anything he’s a very useful player and perhaps it’s the ones around him at the City Ground that are the problem.

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