Don't blame defeat on me - Shaqiri

The winger has hit back at the media following criticism of his performance against France, insisting that he is part of a team and should not be blamed for the result

Xherdan Shaqiri has told the media to stop trying to blame Switzerland's 5-2 defeat to France on him and says he cannot win games single-handedly.

Switzerland have one win and one defeat from their opening two matches, with Shaqiri unquestionably the biggest name in Ottmar Hitzfeld's squad.

But the Bayern Munich winger is the reluctant focus of media attention and has hit back at criticism of his performance against France on Friday.

Elaborating on comments made at a media conference on Monday, Shaqiri said: "I am satisfied with my performance.

"[But] one must not expect me to decide the games alone. The team needs me, I need the team.

"I do not care what is written about me. It is not all dependent on me. It annoys me.

"I cannot dribble from the back to the front. We are Switzerland, not Spain, not Brazil. Switzerland needs to be successful as a team."

Switzerland meet Honduras in their final Group E fixture on Wednesday and need to better Ecuador's result against France to be sure of progression.