Tarashaj makes final Swiss squad

, 30 May, 21comments  |  Jump to most recent
Everton forward Shani Tarashaj's bid to play in the European Championships has been successful.

The 21-year-old's impressive season, in which he secured a January move to Goodison before being loaned back to Grasshopper Zurich, has been capped by him being named in Switzerland's final 23-man squad for the tournament.

Tarshaj earned only his third cap this past weekend when he came on as a substitute against Romelu Lukaku's Belgium but has done enough to convince his international boss that he should be at Euro2016.


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Damian Wilde
1 Posted 30/05/2016 at 20:43:59
Good to see. Well done, Shani
Ian Burns
2 Posted 30/05/2016 at 20:46:18
Great news, will be watching out for him.

Geoff Risebrow
3 Posted 30/05/2016 at 20:49:16
I look forward to seeing him if he gets on the pitch. Good luck, Shani.
Tom Bowers
4 Posted 30/05/2016 at 21:07:46
One would think, given the abundant lack of class offensive players that Everton have, that this lad may emerge as a contender next season under the new regime along with Dowell.

ManUtd found a jewel in Rashford so why not give some of the youngsters proper starts especially in the pre-season games.

Jason Barker
5 Posted 30/05/2016 at 21:13:10
Good for him. Let's hope he turns out to be a gem. God knows we could do with one.
Martin Nicholls
6 Posted 30/05/2016 at 21:47:14
We'll done Shani and a belated well done to OFM for recognizing his talent and signing him. Shame about Niasse though!
Peter Gorman
7 Posted 30/05/2016 at 21:48:15
He could be like a new signing for us!
Helen Mallon
8 Posted 30/05/2016 at 23:11:30
Our youngsters could be our class of 92. Just need a manager with some you know what.
Colin Glassar
9 Posted 30/05/2016 at 23:20:48
J' ne se quois, Helen? Pardon my French
Anto Byrne
10 Posted 31/05/2016 at 02:27:47
Could be a hot property?
Brian Porter
11 Posted 31/05/2016 at 06:16:49
Let's be honest, he IS a new signing as far as we the fans are concerned. Never played a game for us and on loan back to his old club due to National Service commitments. A full Swiss international heading for the Euros and by all accounts a pretty good attack-minded midfielder.

One for our new manager to consider for the new season, particularly with some of our out-of-contract and/or older players potentially leaving in the summer.

Tony Draper
12 Posted 31/05/2016 at 06:46:04
Shani will give us Blues something to watch at "The Euros".
Ray Roche
13 Posted 31/05/2016 at 12:20:41
Tom Bowers #4

That's a good point, Tom, I doubt if Rashford would have got much of a a sniff under our past two managers, it was refreshing to see Unsworth and Royle put faith in the youngsters in the final match. It's open for debate whether Martinez would have done the same and Moyes certainly wouldn't.

Guy Hastings
14 Posted 31/05/2016 at 13:05:48
I have a suspicion that Ross won't make the cut. Unfussed either way to be honest.
Thomas Surgenor
15 Posted 31/05/2016 at 13:20:45
Guy #14 as much as I'd love Ross to make the cut, I actually think it's better he doesn't. He can then come back with a point to prove and get a full lung-busting pre-season under him by our new regime. Surely no-one will be as lackadaisical with fitness pre-season as Roberto allegedly was.
Tony Draper
16 Posted 31/05/2016 at 13:23:24
Guy @14.
I don't think that he'll make the cut either. Then I have a dichotomy, because I do want him as a "nailed on", but I don't want him returning knackered.

The Ross that began the season really wasn't the jogging apathetic Barkley that dwindled to a stop at the finale.

Better he stays back home and rediscovers his "Tiger Blood". Maybe a chat with Tony Bellew?

Eric Myles
17 Posted 31/05/2016 at 13:47:38
Ray #13, academy players that got first team action under Moyes

Adam Forshaw
Conor McAleny
Victor Anichebe
Ross Barkley
Jack Rodwell
Jose Baxter
Jake Bidwell
Wayne Rooney
Hope Akpan
James Vaughan
James Wallace

and youngsters he bought that played for the first team

Shane Duffy
Seamus Coleman
Iain Turner
Dan Gosling
Magaye Gueye
Francisco Santos Da Silva Júnior
John Ruddy
Luke Garbutt
Shkodran Mustafi
Lukas Jutkiewicz

But Moyes never played the youngsters?

Dave Abrahams
18 Posted 31/05/2016 at 13:59:30
Eric (17), from your postings, I know you are a sensible supporter, but the examples you give here don't tell the full story of how these players were treated by Moyes.

Adam Forshaw is a prime example, played in the first half of one game, impressed everyone who saw him that night, never got another first team game after that one.

There are many more young players who were treated like that by Moyes, a lot of these lads were picked when the team had an injury crisis and he had to include them.

Eric, you admire Moyes, fair enough, but don't make him out to be better than he really is. He hit the jackpot when he was picked by Alex Ferguson for the Man Utd job, I bet Ferguson will take a long time to live that mistake down.

Eric Myles
19 Posted 31/05/2016 at 15:58:56
Dave, just busting the myth that Moyes never played youngsters, many of who never made the grade because they were not good enough and dropped down divisions to their level, or those that were good enough went on to play at lesser Premier League teams like Ruddy and Rooney.
Eric Myles
20 Posted 31/05/2016 at 16:06:17
And I forgot a couple of other academy players that Moyes made first team regulars.

Leon Osman

Tony Hibbert

Jimmy Wong
21 Posted 31/05/2016 at 19:03:34
I can't wait to see this lad play as I've heard loads about him but not really seen him.

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