Gini Wijnaldum discusses Feyenoord showdown

Andy Mattioli

Dutch midfielder Gini Wijnaldum discussed in advance what it will take to beat Feyenoord in the Europa League.

The Roma player spoke to Algemeen Dagblad about having to face the team he’s supported since his childhood.

“I’ve already returned to de Kuip as an opponent with PSV and the fans weren’t happy but this happened a long time ago. I played in the Feyenoord youth team, I made my debut in the first team with them. I’m from Rotterdam, I also played for Holland at de Kuip but this is totally different,” said the ex-Liverpool man.

“I would have preferred a different draw as I find it difficult to play against a club I normally support,” he continued.

“Mourinho came to me right away after the draw. He knows I played there but I couldn’t give him any advice, not knowing the current Feyenoord too well. I haven’t followed the current Feyenoord side very much. The only thing I could tell him is what one can expect when playing de Kuip.”

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