Shaqiri's Switzerland held Brazil to a 1-1 draw in their World Cup opener in Rostov.
But the reported Tottenham and Liverpool target didn't cover himself in glory, it must be said.
Newly-signed Arsenal defender Stephan Lichtsteiner came in for criticism after struggling against some of the Selecao's heavy-hitters, but Neville reckons that the Stoke City attacker deserves a bit of stick for not offering his team-mate enough protection.
"I feel sorry for Lichtsteiner, the right-back," he told ITV Sport. "You've got Marcelo, Coutinho and Neymar down that side and then you've got Shaqiri in front.
"We talked before the game: Shaqiri is lazy. There's no other word for him. He will not run back and Lichtsteiner has got a massive job on his hands to contain them and he is not doing that at times."
If you're a Tottenham or Liverpool fan then perhaps there is reason to be concerned.
Both Mauricio Pochettino and Jurgen Klopp demand rigourous off-the-ball work and the fact that Shaqiri didn't look bothered for large spells of yesterday's stalemate makes you wonder whether the two Premier League managers might be having second thoughts.