Newcastle United’s star player Georginio Wijnaldum is away on intentional duty and he was only a substitute for the Netherlands against France on Friday night in Amsterdam when the side lost 3-2.
Gini came on in the final 14 minutes and maybe that means he will start for the team tonight when they take on England at Wembley in a game that will be in honor of one of the greatest players of all time – Johan Cruyff – who died last Thursday, aged 68.
Cruyff was one of the best players in the world and he played principally for Ajax before joining Barcelona when he was 26 in 1973.
Gini Wijnaldum being interviewed on RTV Rijnmound
With Newcastle struggling in the league table and the Netherlands head coach Danny Blind already saying he’s worried because Newcastle have so many Dutch players in their ranks, Gini was asked if he regretted joining Newcastle.
This is what Wijnaldum said to RTV Rijnmond:
“I knew it was difficult because they had a tough year last year I made the choice with the full confidence and I still do not regret it.”
“I’m still happy at Newcastle.” “I am just trying to do my thing and enjoy it – then you are at your best.”
It seems that Gini was a little surprised not to start the game on Friday night, but we expect him to be involved against England tonight – but he had better not get injured.
This is his response when asked about the game against France, which they lost at home 3-2:
“I am a little shocked. “We had trained this system and then it went okay but the game was not as expected.“ “As a footballer you always want to play, but you only go with the choice of the coach.“
Gini will join up with the Newcastle squad tomorrow hopefully – and he can get some training in with his Newcastle team mates before the crucial game with Norwich City on Saturday afternoon.
It’s a game we cannot lose and a win would be simply fantastic.
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