Liverpool: Gini Wijnaldum opens up about ‘difficult’ start to PSG career


Georginio Wijnaldum has struggled to nail down a spot at PSG (Picture: Getty)

Georginio Wijnaldum has admitted that he’s not ‘completely happy’ with the amount of game time he’s currently getting at Paris Saint-Germain after leaving Liverpool in the summer.

Wijnaldum left Anfield on a free transfer in June after five successful years at the club, in which time he helped the Merseyside club win the Champions League in the 2018/19 season, and the Premier League the following term. 

The former Liverpool midfielder signed a three-year-deal for the French giants shortly after, joining fellow high-profile summer acquisitions Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, Nuno Mendes, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Achraf Hakimi at the club.

The Netherlands international has made 11 appearances for PSG so far this season, but has only started one of the club’s last five Ligue 1 matches, with Marco Verratti and Idrissa Gueye favoured by boss Mauricio Pochettino.

The 30-year-old has opened up about his struggles in France, but said that he won’t give up in fighting for a regular starting place.

‘I can’t say I’m completely happy. The situation is not what I wanted,’ he told reporters ahead of the Netherlands ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Gibraltar.

PSG midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.

Wijnaldum has only started one of PSG’s last five Ligue 1 matches (Picture: Getty)

‘I have played a lot in recent years, was always fit and also did very well. This is something different and that takes getting used to. I was really looking forward to the new step and then this happens. It is very difficult.

‘That’s football and I’ll have to learn to deal with that. I’m a fighter. I have to stay positive and work hard to turn it around.’

Wijnaldum will be hoping to force his way back into the PSG starting XI when they return to action against Angers on Friday.

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Source : metro

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