Shaqiri: I was unhappy at Bayern

The versatile attacker was desperate to leave the German giants due to his bit-part role and is ready to play wherever Roberto Mancini needs him


New Inter signing Xherdan Shaqiri has revealed that he was unhappy at Bayern Munich due to his lack of regular first-team action, even though he also made it clear that his time at the Bundesliga champions has made him a better player.

The Switzerland international, 23, joined Bayern from Basel in June 2012 and impressed in his first season at the Allianz Arena, but he was deemed surplus to requirements by Pep Guardiola this term.

Shaqiri sealed a move to Inter last week and he is keen to use his experience from his time at Bayern to help the Serie A side win silverware again.

“I wasn’t completely happy at Bayern. I need to play because that’s the only way I can show what I’m worth,” Shaqiri said at a press conference.

“I learnt lots of things at Bayern and was able to play with many great players. I’ll try to make use of my experience in Munich to win silverware with Inter.”

The versatile attacker then went on to stress that he doesn’t like to be compared to other players, before insisting that he is happy to play wherever head coach Roberto Mancini needs him.

“In any case, I think that all players are different and I’m not a fan of comparing myself to others. We all have our own characteristics.

“I already showed at Bayern that I can play in a variety of positions. But it’s Mancini’s job to decide where I will play. I feel most comfortable as a No.10, where I can roam across the attack and have the chance to both shoot and pass, but obviously I’ll do whatever the boss asks of me.”

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