Euro 2020 certainly shed light on the talents of Arsenal star Granit Xhaka.
Switzerland may have lost to Spain on penalties, but his speech leading to extra time half-time was one of the key moments of the game.
His compatriots put everything on the line in St. Petersburg with a game balanced at 1-1.
The Swiss were even a downed man due to the controversial red card given to Remo Freuler.
Xhaka, who was suspended for the clash due to a yellow card – his second of the tournament – in the historic win over France, could have sat and watched from the stands.
Instead, however, he took an active role throughout, showcasing his leadership skills.
His Premier League career has had its ups and downs and he seems ready to leave them this summer for Roma, to unite with Jose Mourinho.
But the Gunners, who saw an improved version of the midfielder last season, may wonder where this Xhaka has been during the five years of his time at the club.
Indeed, just when the Swiss was back to the wall with Spain knocking on the door in overtime, he took advantage of the half-time break to wake up his teammates.
In a large group, he screamed and stirred his fellow Swiss stars and they were able to hang in there and get to the shootout.
Unfortunately, it didn’t end like against France and Spain won 3-1 on penalties with Mikel Oyarzabal scoring the game-winning goal.