Newcastle’s man of the Match on Sunday – Georginio Wijnaldum – have given an interview and he comes across as a real team player and simply a class act.
Gini’s also a fantastic player for us and the fee of £14.5M at the moment is looking cheap for what this lad can do for Newcastle United in the future.
The former PSV Eindhoven midfielder became the PSV captain following the retirement of Mark van Bommel and the departure of Kevin Strootman to Roma in the summer of 2013.
Gini Wijnaldum – future Newcastle captain?
Gini is a very non-assuming kind of guy and in this interview he’s only thinking of the team:
“I always have the faith and the confidence that I will make and score goals from everywhere when I play.”
“But for me I don’t care if I score or don’t score in some games – I just want to win, especially when we’re in this kind of situation we’re in.”
“So I think in this situation you don’t think about yourself, you must think about the team.”
“If you can help the team with goals then this is good but if I don’t score and we win then I am happy also.”
“Yeah, definitely – we spoke very honestly to one another.” “You have to be honest.” “If you want to go further and stand higher in the rankings you have to be honest with each other.”
“Sometimes it’s hard to be honest but the thing is you have to be honest with the team, because then you will go forward.”
The 24 times capped Ditch Intentional had performed poorly in the previous two games but like a lot of his colleagues they were ready for the stiff test against the reds and it was our best win of the season easily – especially since we only have three.
Fabricio Coloccini could well be in his final season at Newcastle unless he plays much better in the second half of the season and Gini would make a great future captain of Newcastle.
The other player who would be in the running to take over as captain would be his Dutch teammate Daryl Janmaat.
What do you think?