Georgino Wijnaldum turned 25 only five days ago on Remembrance day and he has given an interview in the Dutch outlet De Telegraaf where he was asked about his reaction to the Paris terror attacks on Friday night that have killed 129 people.
Gini has a young daughter and he has talked in De Telegraaf about his concerns when you have a family with the terror attacks that have started in earnest recently.
Gini Wijnaldum in action against Arsenal
This is what Gini said:
“It’s strange, but it seems like in this kind of thing you dwell even more on all the consequences for the world if you have kids.”
“Where does it go in the world eventually if we experience these kinds of terrible things?”
“In the summer the final rounds of the European Championships will be held in the country where the attacks are happening now. You’re still thinking.”
The Netherlands will play in Germany tomorrow night and then the Dutchman will return to Newcastle to prepare for the game at home to Leicester City on Saturday afternoon.
There are other ramifications of the attacks in the football world with PSG defender and Brazilian International David Luiz expressing concerns about returning to his club following the attacks on Friday night.
Uruguayan international Edinson Cavani has since joined David with his own concerns about playing in Paris.
It’s a terrible thing on a human level when you are bringing up a family in a major world capital that is openly being targeted by terrorists.
There will even be more security next summer when the 2016 European Championships are held in France.
A one minute’s silence will be observed before all FA Premier League games this weekend and indeed before all of the other sporting fixtures in honor of the Paris victims.
It’s a sad world we live in at the moment.