Norwich City winger Christian Fassnacht has no regrets that he isn't currently riding the Euros wave with Switzerland as they prepare to face England in the quarter finals on Saturday.

Fassnacht, who has made 19 appearances for his nation since 2018, was missing from Murat Yakin's squad after a mixed opening campaign for the Canaries, by his own admission, having been at both the last Euros and World Cup. 

Instead of preparing for a final eight clash against England, Fassnacht is in pre-season training with City ahead of the new Championship campaign. 

When asked if there were any frustrations that he wasn't in Germany representing his country, Fassnacht expressed no regrets or disappointment — understanding his performances last term weren't enough to push him into the conversation. 

"I don't think about that," Fassnacht admitted. "If, would, when - it's pointless. I had my moments three years ago, and now I'm happy for everyone who is experiencing them now.

"Of course, I wouldn't have refused to be part of it. But I'm realistic, I didn't have the amazing season at Norwich, so my world didn't collapse because I didn't get called up.

"I've been back in England since last week. Training started on Friday. Before that, I was cheering in Switzerland.

"One word is actually enough [to describe Switzerland's efforts]: sensational! Even when I watch on TV, I notice that there is a team on the pitch with a real plan.

"Everyone knows what to do. And the national team really works as a team. Yes, we also have stars like Granit (Xhaka) or Manu (Akanji) on the pitch, but it is a functioning unit."

Fassnacht will be one of the few in England hoping for a Three Lions defeat on Saturday, and believes Switzerland can exploit a 'disillusioned' atmosphere after a flat opening to the Euros for under-pressure Gareth Southgate and his side. 

"People are extremely disappointed. They are absolutely dissatisfied. I hear that in every discussion," Fassnacht told the Luzerner Zeitung about the mood in England.

Christian Fassnacht has represented Switzerland 19 times.Christian Fassnacht has represented Switzerland 19 times. (Image: PA Images)

"First and foremost with the coach. The tone is: Southgate should go even if England somehow wins the European Championship title. The feeling that people are really excited about the games is completely missing.

"Instead, disillusionment dominates. You just watch the games - but there's still time to do something else. They are in the quarter-finals. Their duty has been fulfilled. And they will say to themselves: only the result counts.

Fassnacht ended with his prediction: "2-1 for Switzerland."