Gini Wijnaldum exploded a few weeks ago when he scored four great goals in our 6-2 win against Norwich City – one of the newly promoted clubs – and we could do with a similar win today at Bournemouth – who are in the Premier League for the very first time this season.
That would help take Newcastle out of the bottom three in the league and also raise the morale of the Newcastle fans.
Gini Wijnaldum – four goals against Norwich City
Gini has been interviewed and has that although Newcastle’s position in the league is not good at the moment he still is enjoying his football on Tyneside.
But he does say he likes to play through the middle as he did against Norwich but he is being played out wide on the left at the moment by head coach Steve McClaren.
This is what the talented Dutch International – who turns 25 on Wednesday – has said today:
“I’m enjoying my football – I still feel a lot of pleasure.” “Sometimes that’s strange because the team as a whole is not going so well; we’ve not been getting the points we’ve wanted, but I can still take pleasure from playing.”
“That’s important because when I’m enjoying myself I play better.” “If I start worrying about the league position and say ‘Oh no, where are we in the rankings’, it will affect my performance and I won’t let that happen.”
“I prefer it in the middle because I think I can influence the game more there and score more goals.” “If you look at the game against Norwich, three of my four goals came from the middle and the last one came from the left.”
“I have a better feeling playing through the middle, but the trainer has asked me to do something different and that’s what I’m doing. He’s the boss and he decides.”
“At the moment, he thinks it’s best for me to be on the left and that’s fine, although I have a better feeling in the middle.”
“Probably every player will say they have somewhere they prefer but you can’t always be there and it’s the manager who is the one who decides.”
“You have to listen to that and I will still be doing the best wherever I play.”
We hope we see Gini in his best form today on the south coast because somehow we have to pick up 3 points.
What we want to be talking about after the game today are the 3 points and not the reasons why we have once again been unable – for whatever reason this week – to get the win.
Howay The Lads!!