Fulham’s Pajtim Kasami scored as Switzerland’s under-21s bounced back from an indifferent start to their European Championship qualifier campaign with a 4-0 thrashing of Croatia in Sion.
The Swiss youngsters, who reached the final of this summer’s tournament before losing to Spain, flattered to deceive during a disappointing opening draw with Estonia on Friday night. They put that performance behind them with a display of attacking football that had the Croatians on the back foot from the outset.
Steven Zuber underlined an impressive start with a drilled finish from Rolf Feltscher’s cross on eight minutes. Nzuzi Toko put the contest beyond the visitors, who had made a strong start to the second half, with the second goal just after the hour mark. Toko then set up the third for Kasami, who has struggled to establish himself in the Fulham side since a strong home debut against RNK Split, and the Fulham midfielder laid on number four with a clever pass for substitute Haris Seferovic to lash home from just outside the area.
The Swiss, who now have four points from six, take on Georgia next on October 7th.