‘I’ve condemned him previously but he’s shown maturity’: Garth Crooks congratulates Xhaka and retracts critism naming him in his team of the week

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'I've condemned him previously but he's shown maturity': Garth Crooks congratulates Xhaka and retracts critism naming him in his team of the week

Garth Crooks, former professional footballer, praised Granit Xhaka for his outstanding performances against Tottenham.

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Crooks has previously called the Swiss an ‘overly aggressive and arrogant player who lacks discipline.’ However Crooks has had a change of mind after witnessing Xhaka’s performance in the North London derby.

Arsenal defeated Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 thanks to a goals from Granit Xhaka, Jesus and Thomas Partey. Garth Crooks was highly impressed with Xhaka’s performance, showering on him praises in his BBC column. Crooks wrote:

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“It’s not that long ago I was condemning Granit Xhaka for his lack of discipline, especially in the big games for Arsenal.

“Now I find myself congratulating him for his conduct and professionalism. I was particularly taken by the way he corralled his team-mates after Arsenal’s first goal against their north London rivals, in an attempt to retain an element of composure in the red-hot atmosphere.”

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