Albian Ajeti claims Celtic ‘predatory striker’ as he seeks to end Switzerland goal drought


Albian Ajeti believes he and Rangers loan star Cedric Itten can end Switzerland’s scoring woes.

The Celtic forward received a surprise recall from the Swiss national team with Itten, which Steven Gerrard sent to Greuther Furth in the Bundesliga this summer.

Switzerland face Northern Ireland and Lithuania for a brace after failing to score against Ian Baraclough’s side and European champions Italy in their last two matches.

And Ajeti believes he and Itten can solve their problems by finding the net after a year of absence from international football.

The forward, who scored one goal against Iceland in 10 caps for his country, said: “It’s a special feeling for me to be back on the international stage.

“There’s a great vibe here and for me it’s nice to see familiar faces again.

“I’m delighted Cedric was also called up. We’re both predatory attackers with a flair for scoring goals.

“I hope we can have the chance to play together in the coming qualifying.”

Meanwhile, Itten is hoping to add to his three goals in just four international caps, although two of them came against Gibraltar in the Euro 2020 qualifiers two years ago.

He said: “Maybe I’m in the squad because we play in Northern Ireland and I have good experience playing against British defenders.

“It’s definitely a lot harder there and I learned to deal with it when I was in Scotland.

“It’s a great honor to be selected for the team and it’s great to be back with Albian.”

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