Arrived freely this summer from Liverpool, Georginio Wijnaldum had everything very nice for PSG. However, the first two months were difficult for the Dutch midfielder to the point that he now finds himself replacing. A real disavowal on which the 30-year-old player returned.
At Liverpool from 2016 to 2021, Georginio Wijnaldum (30) was crucial in the Reds’ turnaround. After years of lean cows, Jürgen Klopp’s team returned to the English (Premier League won in 2020) and European (Champions League final 2018 and victory in 2019) summits. A key member of the German coach’s system, Georginio Wijnaldum, however, did not wish to continue the adventure in England. Past close to FC Barcelona, he finally took the path of Paris Saint-Germain. What seemed like a good shot, however, struggles to materialize.
Holder in only one of Paris Saint-Germain’s last five Ligue 1 matches, he has played only 57 minutes in the Champions League. A reduced playing time which is explained by a sluggish adaptation and disappointing first performances. Present at a press conference with the Netherlands, he shared his current situation: “It takes some getting used to, of course. In recent years, after my back injury, I have played a lot. Also because I have always been in good shape and I think I was doing very well. It’s something different. ”
Georginio Wijnaldum not yet worried
Changing environment at Paris Saint-Germain and thus discovering Ligue 1, Georginio Wijnaldum found it difficult to comply with this change. However, the native of Rotterdam is not worried and intends to reverse the trend as soon as possible: “Paris Saint-Germain is a new stage for me and you are looking forward to it. Then it happens. I am also a fighter. I will do everything to turn things around. But it’s difficult, yes. ” The one who has 82 caps and 26 goals with the Oranjes has also discovered a new coach with Mauricio Pochettino.
Discovering new ways of working, he is not worried, because this complicated situation for him has not lasted too long yet. “Obviously, this is the first time I’ve worked with him. The season started two months ago and this situation did not last even a month. That’s why it’s hard to say if it works that way or not ” released the one who is under contract until June 2024 with PSG. It is not yet time for Georginio Wijnaldum to be completely worried, but he would be well advised to do everything possible to change his situation.