Kosovar-born footballer Granit Xhaka, who plays for the Swiss national team and with Borussia Mönchengladbach at club level, received criticism for singing the Albanian anthem.In the team where he plays there is a ritual, each player has to sing a song he prefers, Xhaka has chosen to sing the Albanian anthem and this has disturbed the Swiss media that immediately interviewed him. The newspaper "Blic kam Sonntag" asked him the reason for this choice, and the player's response was: "As a child my parents taught me some songs, and the Albanian anthem was the only song I could sing, even though I only remember the first verses." The teammates were surprised, because they didn't know that his parents came from Kosova. Then, teased a little by the Swiss journalist, Xhaka stated that he feels 80% Swiss and 20% Kosovar, for his roots, and more he said that in the meeting between Albania and Switzerland, which will be played in September, none of the two hymns will be sung.
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