The Bayern Munich midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri has said that he is extremely happy that the Bayern Munich fans have been enjoying his style of play over the last few weeks. The club recently signed the Switzerland international and the 20-year-old has already been a huge hit with the fans.

The home crowd have certainly warmed up to the player in recent weeks. Even though there have been suggestions that the Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes will be looking to employ him in various roles due to his versatility, Xherdan Shaqiri has confirmed that he is set to play for the German club as a midfielder.

Xherdan Shaqiri also has the ability to play in the defence, but due to the presence of a number of high quality players in this position, he does not think he will be used in the back. Bayern Munich are suffering a number of injuries in the defensive positions over the last few weeks. Diego Contento, Rafinha, and David Alaba are some of the key players unavailable for the German club. Despite this huge injury list, Xherdan Shaqiri will not be used as a defender. The 20-year-old Switzerland international is regarded as the next big thing from the nation.

“It is really nice to be received like this. I think people like my playing style, and see me as a normal, likeable guy. The coach sees me as a midfielder. I do not think I will be used in defence [despite injuries to Rafinha, Diego Contento and David Alaba]. My strengths are in attacking, but if the coach needs me, I'm ready. I have never been, but I am looking forward to it. There is a very special atmosphere in the air. I am very excited," said the 20-year-old in a recent interview given to Bild.