Gini Wijnaldum before Roma-Verona: “Ready for today.”

Andy Mattioli

Roma are hoping to steadily increase Gini Wijnaldum’s minutes played and today’s Serie A affair with Hellas Verona could be the right moment for the Dutchman to make his impact felt on Jose Mourinho’s team given the numerous important absences in the form of Paulo Dybala and Lorenzo Pellegrini as well as Tammy Abraham who are both doubtful.

Wijnaldum has been regularly training with the team for the past month and was recently involved in Roma’s draw to Lecce and the defeat in Salzburg in the Europa League.

The player anticipated today’s match with an Instagram post: “Back to action. Ready for today’s match. DAJE!” he wrote.