Haris Seferovic returns to Benfica with a "good feeling". The forward was the standout performer on Sunday after scoring three goals in the win over Belgium (5-2), a result that allowed the Switzerland national team to go through to the final four of the Nations League.
Using his left foot, his right foot and his head, Seferovic scored the first hat-trick of his career and helped his country reach an objective.
"It was my first hat-trick and I hope it is not the last. Now I go back to Benfica with a good feeling", claimed the red player.
The "benfiquista" striker also highlighted the way how the team reacted after being trailing (0-2 to 5-2).
"We balanced the match and it was a matter of time until the goals began to go in. We played good football and we scored five good goals", commented the players from the eagles.
The Switzerland national coach, Vladimir Petkovic, also praised the forward from Benfica after his performance against the Belgians.
"I was not surprised with Seferovic. He shows in every training session and in every match that he can be very important for us, and so it was", analyzed the Swiss national coach.
The"killer striker" who"did everything well"
The Swiss Press praised the quality that the forward from Benfica displayed on the pitch. "Someone that scores three goals as a centre-forward is because he did everything right": this was how the "Neue Zuricher Zeitung" labeled Seferovic's performance. "Corriere del Ticino" nicknamed Seferovic as the "Killer of the Evening".
But it was not just the Swiss Press that was amazed by the performance from the Reds' forward. The Spanish newspaper "Mundo Deportivo" highlighted the way how Seferovic played during the match: "He led the Swiss comeback with a hat-trick."
Text: Diogo Nascimento