Rafa Benitez has been adamant ever since he came to Newcastle that we have some very good players and one of them is Dutch International Gini Wijnaldum, who is currently our leading scorer with 9 goals, but it’s been some time since he last scored a goal for us.
There’s been a debate all season about where Gini’s best position is, but new manager Benitez has said today that this guy is so good he can play anywhere.
Gini Wijnaldum in action against Chelsea
This is what Rafa has said about Gini when asked what his best position was:
“That is the problem – because he is so good, he can play everywhere and do well.” “We were thinking about where to play him the other day, and we said: ‘His best position could be behind the striker’.”
“But because he is doing well he can play on the right, he can play on the left.” “And even then I was talking to him about when he was playing against Costa Rica in the World Cup in Brazil in 2014 in a deeper position, and he can play there too because he is so good.”
“On saying that, he is so good up front because he can create and score goals.” “I think that his best position is behind the striker but we need quality now out on the pitch, so he can help in any position.”
“I’m convinced that he will do well, because watching him in training he has been really good.” “He is one of the players that as a manager we enjoy to coach because he has pace, he has ability, and he is happy when he’s playing really well, is very positive.”
“I think he will do well for us.” “Again I’d say it’s not just Aleksandar Mitrovic or Wijnaldum performing, it’s about the whole team.”
“If we improve as a whole, and we play a little bit better, these players can make the difference.”
Maybe Georginio can get some goals for us this afternoon and all his goals have come at St. James’ Park.
If the 25 year-old is in form he could ignite the rest of the Newcastle players and we thought the Dutchman had an excellent second half at Leicester City on Monday night.