Newcastle United midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has been talking to the PSV Supporter and he seems to have no doubts that he made the right decision to move to Newcastle United in the summer for £14.5M – the third largest transfer fee in Newcastle’s long history.
Newcastle made another poor start to the season, but we have now won four of last 8 games with two huge successive wins against Liverpool and Tottenham and we host bottom of the table Aston Villa on Saturday at St. James’ Park – and it´s possible we could make it three wins on the trot.
Gini Wijnaldum – positive about Newcastle future
The Dutch international midfielder has given an interview in the PSV Supporter and he talks about Newcastle United – which he says is a much bigger club than most people in Holland realize.
This is some of what Gini – who is Newcastle´s top scorer with 7 Premier League goals – has said about Newcastle and the Premier League:
“It is a great club and Newcastle United are bigger than many people in the Netherlands think.” “Only it’s not really gone well in recent years.”
“They had one season run in which they finished in fifth place in 2011-2012 and played in Europe, but some poor years followed, and Newcastle United have often played near the relegation zone.”
“Yet we are moving ahead and you notice that because of the purchases that were made ??in the summer.” “Everybody at Newcastle wants to build within the club to something beautiful.”
Football here is much quicker. In the Netherlands, teams wait patiently for opportunities or openings to play football. Here it is attack, attack and attack again, no matter how.”
“Everything is about attack. When it happens playing football, or with a long ball, clubs in England are constantly attacking each other. Therefore the pace is so quick. “
Things have gone extremely well overt the last couple of games and there;s not many who through Newcastle could pick up 6 points in successive games against Liverpool and Tottenham.
And if you read Mick Quinn´s piece in the Chronicle today – the former striker was so positive and adamant the feel good factor was back on Tyneside.
It´s true the lads have played their hearts out in the last two games and they have won through sheer guts, passion and with not a little skill – and Mick said we have been really good in the second half in the last two games and were like a steam train.
The players do look very fit these days and the way we raised our game significantly in that second half at Tottenham had most pundits believing we deserved all 3 points.
But the real test is whether we can we continue with this style of 100% all-out effort, guts and passion in a consistent way.
A potential banana skin is on Saturday at home when we play bottom of the league Aston Villa.
We need to put in a really good performance from the very first whistle in that game and get all 3 points – and everyone associated with Newcastle can then have a really merry Xmas.
That´s because it will look like we are finally starting to come away after what has been a terrible – even a nightmare year.